09 Apr Go Gold for September Initiative
Go Gold in September
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the awareness color is Gold.
- In 2019, an estimated 11,060 children in this age group will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,190 will die from it.
- Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the most prevalent form of pediatric cancer in children under age 19
- Brain Tumors are the #1 cause of death by disease in children adolescents in the U.S.
- Cancer is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1 to 14 years in the US, after accidents.
- 1 in every 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer.
- Nearly 4,000 brain tumor diagnoses in 2018 will be in children under the age of 14.
- An additional 12, 290 new cases of brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors will be found in Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) by the end of 2019.
- ONLY 4% of all federal funding is devoted to childhood cancer research.
- Due to underfunding and lack of public awareness there’s been a low amount of progress in treatment over the past several decades.
- In the past 30 years, only four FDA-approved drugs – and one medical device – have been developed to treat all brain tumors.
- There has never been a drug developed and approved to specifically treat malignant brain tumors in children.
This is where our awareness efforts come in! Help us raise awareness and funding for the underserved sick children.
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