Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Flag Raising

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Canadian Cancer Society

The residents of North Grenville deserve tremendous credit for their generous support of Canadian Cancer Society fundraising events, such as Neon Night, which support childhood cancer research. The Municipality of North Grenville Council graciously proclaimed September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and a flag raising took place on September 8 to acknowledge how important this cause is to this community.

Every year, almost 950 children under 15 are diagnosed with cancer in Canada. At the Canadian Cancer Society, we believe that one child with cancer is one too many. In addition to raising awareness, we are investing heavily in Canada’s best childhood cancer research and providing families with vital support programs, so they do not have to face cancer alone.

While real progress has been made, there is still more work to be done, because childhood cancer is still the number one cause of disease-related death in Canadian children. And two out of three childhood cancer survivors suffer long-term side effects from their treatment. The 5-year survival rate for childhood cancer is about 83% – up from 71% in the 1980s.

With funding from our organization, researchers are actively searching for new ways to detect, diagnose and treat childhood cancers, as well as reduce long-term side effects faced by many children as a result of their treatments.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website cancer.ca, or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

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