Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – There is a lot of work to be done to ensure that advancements in care and clinic research happen to fight this disease.
Childhood Cancer is a topic no one likes to talk about and if you have ever known someone going through this, it is an incredible hardship. Still, there is a lot of work to be done to ensure that advancements in care and clinic research happen to fight this disease.
There are many types of cancers that affect children including leukemia, brain tumors and lymphomas.
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we want to take the time to first honor the children and young adults battling cancer and who have lost their lives to the disease and also to raise awareness so that we can help find more treatments and cures. It is a time to both reflect on the importance of childhood cancer research, and the perfect time to also come together as a community and do something to move the mission forward.
This month, we’ve put together a list of ways you can help fight childhood cancer.
1. Donate to a Local Organization
Choose a local charity that supports children with cancer this month in support of the cause. There are likely many organizations right in your area that support children with cancer, including hospitals and research centers. Find one near you and donate!
2. Spread the Word
Getting the word out about the ways we can help fight this disease is key. Be a spokesperson for childhood cancer awareness. Use tools like social media or conversations with colleagues at work to help spread the word about getting involved and help raise awareness about childhood cancer and ways to donate.
3. Be Supportive
If you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer as a child (or even as an adult) it’s important during this trying battle to not only be a support system for them throughout their journey – from treatment and recovery – but also to make the extra effort and checking in on them regularly to ensure they have everything they need during those difficult times. As these battles occur to the child and their families help them through it, there will be many days when they might not feel up to going out much socially or even cooking a hot meal due to having less energy than usual or being sick all the time. Be that extra hand in their time of need.
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