Writing about fashion and trends is a blast. But I never kid myself that I am "curing cancer" with Momtrends. But I can help those who ARE trying to cure cancer. This month as part of our Momtrends gives back program we've featured CureSearch.org
Why pick this organization? My family has been personally touched by childhood cancer. My husband lost his sister when she was 13. She died from Leukemia--a disease that had little good cures back in the 80s. Fast forward three decades. With the research that has been funded, more and more cancers are not death sentences for children. Our girls would likely have an alive and a wonderful aunt. No family should ever have to experience this loss. Not when all that stands in the way is money and brain power. Today is the last day of Childhood Cancer Awareness month--and I want you to know about the facts.
CureSearch funds the lifesaving, collaborative research of the Children'??s Oncology Group, the largest, cooperative pediatric cancer research organization in the world'??essentially a '??cancer center without walls.'? With more than 5,000 physicians, nurses, and other researchers at 230 hospitals in North America and around the world, this group treats 90% of children with cancer.
Children'??s Cancer Facts
* Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children
* Nearly 13,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year
* 1 child out of 5 who is diagnosed with cancer dies
* 3 out of 5 children who survive cancer suffer devastating, long-term side effects
* More than 40,000 children are undergoing treatment
Through collaborative research, the Children'??s Oncology Group has improved cure rates for children'??s cancer at a pace much faster than any one individual or single institution could accomplish alone. The Children'??s Oncology Group research has turned children'??s cancer from a virtually incurable disease 40 years ago to one with an overall cure rate of 78%. Our goal is a 100% cure rate.
The site is a wealth of resources for parents. There are sections for the newly diagnoses, those in remission and everyone in between.
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