September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in New York as well as across the country and around the world. The purpose of this annual event is to provide parents and caregivers with information about the different types of cancers that children can contract as well as to raise funds for research and support.
It is estimated that more than 40 U.S. children are diagnosed with one form or another of the disease each day, and that approximately 40,000 children who have received such a diagnosis are treated for it annually. Unfortunately, 12 percent of them do not survive. Research facilities are hard at work trying to find a solution, but many lack sufficient funding to do so.