The Canadian Cancer Society, along with the Neon Night Kemptville committee, are excited to announce that the North Grenville Council has proclaimed that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Childhood Cancer Awareness Month flag was raised at the NG Municipal Centre and will fly proudly for the entire month.
Neon Night Fun Run Chair, Yvonne Lane, addressed members of council and Neon Night volunteers at the official flag raising ceremony last Wednesday. “The community is behind the warriors that are fighting cancer,” she said. “With the Municipality recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, it shows that we are all in this together, this fight against cancer.”
One child with cancer is too many. During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September and all throughout the year, the Canadian Cancer Society cares about every single child living with cancer and their families. Over the past 15 years the Canadian Cancer Society has invested over $50 million in the last 15 years, supporting more than 170 research projects to help children survive cancer and lead full lives. This research would not happen without the generous support of people living in communities such as this one.
The 2020 Virtual Neon Night will run from September 1 – September 19, with a goal to raise $20,000 through online fundraising, contests and an online auction to support pediatric cancer research. This year’s event is open to anyone in the community and beyond to participate or donate. For more information, to register or donate please go to: