Cancer. It is a battle too many of our young children and teenagers must face every day. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children from birth to age 15. Each year, more than 10,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed—approximately 46 children and adolescents every day.
The Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance wants to see these statistics change. We hope to be the driving force in increasing awareness of childhood cancer and enhancing support for the young people fighting this disease—and the clinicians and researchers who are helping them. "We’ve made great strides in the search for a cure for childhood cancer over the past 25 years", says Howard Katzenstein, M.D., Director of the Innovative Therapy Program at the Aflac Cancer Center, "but we have to do much more to save the lives of countless children."
Choose from our member organizations to find out how you can get involved.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed a proclamation on August 30 at an event just for children battling cancer to declare September Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Throughout the month, get involved by making donations, volunteering or working with individual member organizations of the Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance.