The following statistics were found at CureChildhoodCancer.ning.com:
13,500 children 19 years of age and under are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States.
On the average, 36 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the United States (around 46 per school day).
On the average, one in every four elementary schools has a child with cancer. The average high school has two students who are current or former cancer patients.
175,058 children 0-14 years of age are diagnosed with cancer WORLDWIDE each year
One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of twenty.
There are 40,000 children, ages 19 and under, undergoing treatment each year.
The following are the number of diagnoses – per cancer type – in the United States:
The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown. At present, childhood cancer cannot be prevented.
Childhood cancer occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. In the United States, the incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults is increasing at a greater rate than any other age group, except those over 65 years.
Cancer has increased 0.6% every year since 1975, equaling an overall increase of 21% in the last 36 years.
The incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up 29% in the past 20 years.
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Today’s foundation donation is for Operation: Support a Cancer Cutie.
In July, I shared my honorary promotion with you all – I was asked to be a part of the Board of Directors and could not be more blessed to help out such an amazing cause.
In short, Support a Cancer Cutie Inc. is a non-profit organization that sends personalized “Baskets of Hope” to children with cancer and other life-altering health conditions, as well as surprise gifts for their parents and siblings too! Each of our Cuties are nominated by friends, family or faithful online followers for their outstanding attitudes, uplifting spirit, and determination to fight their condition along with the support they provide for other patients in their communities!
Like any of the other foundations that I have or will be sharing, every little bit helps.