Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

pedi cancer yellow ribbon HopeThis month, about 1,400 families in the U.S. will hear the words no one wants to hear – your child has cancer. As a pediatric oncologist, saying these words is one of the most difficult aspects of my profession. Whether you know a child with cancer or not, there are things you could do to pay tribute as we celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to educate the public, raise money for pediatric cancer, and celebrate advances in care. Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. Leukemia, a cancer of the blood, is the most common form of cancer in children. Other types include lymphomas, cancer of the immune system, and solid tumors, cancer of the bones, organs, and tissues.

Go Gold with Us

Guest Blogger: Jason Shohet, MD, PhD, Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  2 comments for “Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  1. October 13, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Let your faith be bigger than your fear. Let’s support the fighters, admire the survivors, honor the taken, and never ever give up HOPE.

    “Fearless does not mean you aren’t afraid; it means you accept the fear and move forward anyway.” – Brianne Joseph

  2. Anonymous
    September 25, 2020 at 8:08 am

    For the last 4 years I’ve participated in the GCC, which raises funds for Childhood Cancer Research. Typically this takes place in June, but due to Covid it was moved to September. Check it out and consider signing up next year!!


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