September is pediatric cancer awareness month. Today, 43 children will be diagnosed with cancer and sadly 7 children will die from this disease.
The causes of childhood cancer and unknown and can not be prevented.
Due to a lack of research, some pediatric cancers have a zero percent survival rate, either at diagnosis or recurrence.
All 16 different childhood cancers receive 4% of the national cancer institute’s nearly $5 billion dollar budget while other cancers receive much more.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family is affected and we want them to know they are not alone in this journey.
To show our love and support for the many families affected by childhood cancer we are turning Instagram GOLD this September with the support of many hubs, The Gold Hope Project, and the #teamup4goldkidsloop. For those of you that don’t know, THE GOLD HOPE PROJECT is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of photographers who aim to provide free portrait sessions to families battling pediatric cancer while funding innovative pediatric cancer research.⠀ To learn more please visit @thegoldhopeproject.