September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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When is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?

September was designated Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to childhood cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

To give back Pushone will be making a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for every Pushone Box sold on our website PushoneBox.com in the month of September. 

 

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month facts: What Makes St. Jude unique

43 Children in the US are diagnosed with cancer every day. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since we opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude creates more clinical trials for childhood cancer than any other children's hospital in the U.S. 

Worldwide, at least 300,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year. 

Our global initiative with the World Health Organization aims to cure at least 60% of children with six of the most common cancers by 2030. To further advance cures, we freely share our research worldwide through data-sharing and analysis resources. Every child saved at St. Jude means thousands more are saved in your community and around the world. 

Approximately 10% of children with cancer develop the disease because they inherited a genetic mutation. St. Jude works to uncover these mutations and increase the chances of early detection and treatment. We are finding out why some cancers run in families and why certain people get more than one cancer.

More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors have significant treatment-related health issues. 

About 420,000 adults in the U.S. are childhood cancer survivors. Our groundbreaking survivorship studies provide a greater understanding of the long-term effects of pediatric cancer treatment and help researchers develop novel therapies to minimize those late effects.

To Learn More about childhood cancer: Go to 

https://www.stjude.org/