Tuesday, August 28, 2007

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Healing Project wants to remind our community that while great strides have been made in the treatment of childhood cancers there is an an enormous need for contiued and focused research to find a cure for these diseases. It requires both money and parents to permit there children to particpate in clinical trials.

The purpose of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to bring attention to childhood cancer and survivorship issues across the continent. Candlelighters asks its members and friends to contact local media outlets to bring these matters to the attention of the press. Although it has historically been hard to get articles about childhood cancer in newspapers and magazines, we think that personalized letters from parents in individual communities might help turn the tide.

For more information, click here.

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