Childhood Cancer Month
September is a busy month in the world of public health! On top of Sickle Cell Awareness, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Across America, thousands of courageous children fight pediatric cancer each year, facing life‑threatening battles that would challenge men and women of any age. In fact almost 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. Here are a few ways you can help:
- Donate Blood at one of our center and receive a CBCC Tumbler as a reminder about how important regular blood donation is for our local cancer patients.
- Donate Blood at the Cookies for Kids Cancer Blood Drive on September 23 at Ten Park Lanes from 2-5pm.
- Support the business below who are donating a percentage of their earnings to Cookies for Kids Cancer in the month of September.
Cancer Patients are the primary recipient of blood in the community. Most chemotherapy drugs affect the cells in bone marrow which can lead to low levels of platelets. This puts patients at risk for life threatening bleeding. Regular blood donation is vital to helping these patients. So please, join the fight and roll up your sleeves!