Childhood Cancer Awareness

September 29, 2023
What are all the gold-colored ribbons about? They are for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Although many colors were considered, gold was agreed upon as the ideal choice for childhood cancer awareness because gold is a precious metal and is therefore the perfect color to reflect the most precious thing in our lives-our children.
Cancer can be a scary word, especially when it comes to children. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations around the world with the goal to raise awareness and funds for research. Did you know that childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children? It affects thousands of kids and their families every year. The symptoms of childhood cancer can be subtle, so it's crucial to know the signs. Some common symptoms include unexplained weight loss, persistent pain, and unusual lumps or bumps. Early detection is key!
 Many organizations are dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families. They provide emotional support, financial assistance, and fund research for better treatments. One such organization is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. They offer free care to children and conduct groundbreaking research. You can help by donating or participating in fundraising events. Let's spread awareness and support those affected by childhood cancer!