46 CHILDREN A DAY ARE DIAGNOSED WITH SOME FORM OF CANCER.
7 WILL DIE TODAY.
THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IS PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS AND 12,400
PEDIATRIC CASE ARE DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR IN THE US, ONLY 40% OF CHILDREN SURVIVE
This gold ribbon stands for Pediatric Cancer, here are some unacceptable statistics:
Over 12,400 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year, 4,000 children will die each year.
Cancer is the #2 overall killer of children, the #1 being vehicle related accidents. It remains responsible for more deaths from ages 1-19 than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS combined.
It is estimated that approximately $1 billion in research is needed to develop a new drug/cure for each of the 12 most common pediatric subtypes. Childhood cancer as a whole receives about $130 million/year in funding. At that rate, it will take 100 years to develop these drugs and 250,000 children will die.
Childhood cancer research is woefully underfunded compared to adult cancers. For every six research dollars per patient with AIDS and every one research dollar per patient with breast cancer, a child with cancer receives only 30 cents.
1 OUT OF EVERY 5 CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER DIES.
Approximately 20% of adults with cancer show evidence that their disease has spread, yet almost 80% of children show that their cancer has spread to distant sites.
Cause of childhood cancers are unknown and at present cannot be prevented.
Nationally, childhood cancer is 20 times more prevalent than pediatric AIDS yet pediatric AIDS receives four times the funding.
Several childhood cancers continue to have a very poor prognosis, including brain stem tumors, metastatic sarcomas and relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
At this time, pediatric cancer research is underfunded and
THE PUBLIC REMAINS LARGELY UNAWARE
of the magnitude of this disease.
Tell people what you know about Pediatric Cancer. Maybe one day this ribbon will be as recognized as the pink ribbon and no other children will have to endure what my son has and continues to and so many others do and have also.
IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT CAN I DO????
TAKE OUR FACEBOOK CHALLENGE AND CHANGE DEFAULT PHOTOS AND HONOR THESE CHILDREN PLEASE! THE BUTTON IS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP .... take a few minutes and tag everyone you know to tag the photo once you use it as your default ..... it will show up on their profile page.... PLEASE HELP US !!!!
ITS FREE, WE JUST WANT TO CREATE AWARENESS PLEASE .... IF IT WERE YOUR CHILD WOULD YOU DO IT??? .... ITS ONLY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER !!!!
MOMMA ON A MISSION!
( NICKYBEARS MOMMA , I LOVE YOU BABY! )