Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

We certainly were not very aware of childhood cancer before Mollie was diagnosed with leukemia. I had no idea of the progress that has been made in treating leukemia in the last 25 years. But I also had no idea how many children suffer from cancer, how difficult it is to do research on childhood cancer, and how little is known about the causes. These are just a few statistics. For more detailed information, I'll direct you to the links in the sidebar.

Childhood Cancer Facts
  • Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.
  • Although the 5 year survival rate is steadily increasing, one quarter of children will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
  • Cancer remains the number one disease killer of America's children - more than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Asthma and AIDS combined.
                  • From www.candlelighters.org

You can raise money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund by without even opening your wallet. Simply watch a few short videos at www.completethecure.com. For each video you watch during the month of September, a group of corporate sponsors will donate $0.25 to the research fund. You can watch these over and over and send the links to your friends, put them on your websites, etc.

For those who like to shop, you can purchase a Macy's shopping pass from CureSearch. This $5.00 pass give you a 10-20% discount on all Macy's items for one day (Sept. 20). Yes, that included mattresses, furniture, and rugs.


  1. jeez. those stats are scary. i fear that we are harming the world around ourselves, and in turn, harming ourselves and our children.

  2. I just got something in the mail last week for contributing to childhood cancer research-- a list I've never been on before, but now apparently am. Anyway, Mollie is looking good! I'm glad you have some help for a bit with your mom there. I'd love if Mollie's Hawaii wish could come true-- we'll do our part as long as we're here!!

  3. Hi there....please join us at PAC2 if you haven't already...People Against Childhood Cancer...

    Also please sign our petition and post on your blog and/or pass along to others:

    Thanks....we have a big fight and could use your help!

  4. We would like you to visit and consider joining the People Against Childhood Cancer community. We are a network of over 900 parents, friends, family, concerned citizens and childhood cancer organizations (CureSearch, Alex's Lemonade Stand and more) whose sole mission is to present a unified voice to raise awareness of childhood cancer. The website format is unique, you can have friends, post photos and videos, blog, participate in Forum discussions, start or join Groups that interest you, chat live with other members, and promote or learn about fundraisers. It's free, interactive and will continue to evolve.

    While these features are nice, our focus is action to raise awareness of childhood cancer. One initiative is the Petition to Raise Awareness of Childhood Cancer . It has over 16,000 signatures and will be used to hopefully leverage a network TV special solely on childhood cancer or a similar high profile project. Other ideas and action items are presented daily in our ongoing effort to raise awareness.

    Please visit and join us at http://curechildhoodcancer.ning.com;.


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