“Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.”
Did you know cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for American children between infancy and age 15?
Worldwide, every 3 minutes, a family hears the devastating words that their child has cancer.
About 10,470 children in the U.S. under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022.
About 1,050 children under the age of 15 are expected to die from cancer this year.
Globally there are more than 400,000 children diagnosed with cancer annually.
There are about 40,000 children on active treatment in the U.S. at any given time.
The rate of survival depends on region.
In high-income countries, approximately 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured. In some low and middle-income countries, that number drops to only 20%.
Today is International Childhood Cancer Day.
It is a global campaign to
“raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.
The day promotes increased appreciation and deeper understanding of issues and challenges relevant to childhood cancer and impacting on children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors, their families and the society as a whole.
It also spotlights the need for more equitable and better access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere.”ICCD
If you’re here, you are already doing more than most. Thank you!
Please join the initiative by sharing our children’s stories, supporting fighter’s families, grieving with those we’ve lost, and helping us continue to bring awareness to childhood cancer.
Our children deserve more than 4!