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1 out of 10 children will not survive cancer. #1 leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States is cancer. Close your eyes and Just Imagine® this was your child, grandchild, brother, or sister… what would you want people to do?

Facts You May Not Know

  • Each year, more than 17,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer.
  • Every day, 47 children are diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 0 – 19 in the U.S.
  • Despite improved outcomes for the most common form of childhood cancer, many survival rates remain less than 50%, and in some cases, less than 1%
  • For children who do survive a childhood cancer diagnosis, 2 out of 3 will develop one or more chronic health conditions including secondary cancers.
  • On average, pediatric clinical trials begin 6.5 years after adult trials.
  • Children/adolescents diagnosed with cancer must take outdated treatments or treatments that were developed for adults.
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is an inoperable brain tumor with less than 1% survival rate and a type of cancer that rarely happens in adults. DIPG is the leading cause of death from brain tumors in children.
  • Brain cancer has replaced leukemia as the leading cause of cancer death among children.

Traditionally, gold ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited for their men to come home from war. Today, gold ribbons are still used as a symbol of hope and optimism for one-day defeating childhood cancer.

Source: BourneCreative


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