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Go Gold & Give: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 02, 2019

Posted in Childhood Cancer

Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death for children in the United States. Every three minutes, a family receives the devastating news—their child has cancer.

Arkansas Children’s is the only place in the state where children can receive comprehensive care for cancer. Approximately 100 new cases of pediatric cancer are diagnosed every year by the experts in our Hematology/Oncology Department. And 90% of children with cancer in Arkansas are treated at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock and Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale. This is why Arkansas Children’s is "Going Gold" in support of pediatric cancer awareness and treatment. Your generosity helps children and families fighting cancer receive expert, right-sized care in a compassionate, kid-savvy environment.

Pediatric cancer is devastating to children and families physically, emotionally and financially. Here are some shocking facts* about this terrible disease:

  • 15,780 children aged 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S.
  • 250 children are in treatment for cancer at Arkansas Children’s at any given time
  • 100 new cases of pediatric cancer diagnosed at Arkansas Children’s every year
  • 90% of pediatric cancer cases in Arkansas treated at Arkansas Children’s
  • 20% of children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive their disease.
  • #1 Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in America
  • 1/3 of patients diagnosed with cancer in Arkansas are from 11 counties in Northwest Arkansas

So what can you do to help? Consider making a gift to Arkansas Children' in support of cancer treatment and research. You can give online at https://giving.archildrens.org/.

Thank you for championing children at Arkansas Children’s. Because of you, children in Arkansas battling cancer receive expert, life-saving care.

*All data gathered from the American Childhood Cancer Organization

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