Joy Cruse and the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation would like to congratulate our Founder, Joy Cruse, for her hard work and participation in the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer Summit.  On June 17, 2015, representatives from approximately 100 childhood cancer organization met in Washington, DC for the annual summit and membership meeting.

The annual meeting afforded the childhood cancer community the opportunity to connect with each other and learn more about current trends in research, long-term survivorship, advocacy, and drug development.  The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer will host an Awareness Celebration reception on Friday, September 18th in honor of the Childhood Cancer Congressional Caucus Summit also taking place in Washington, DC.  For more information, please visit https://cac2.org.

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Today, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer.  Seven will lose their battle..

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!.

Every day in America, approximately 46 children are diagnosed with cancer..

Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class, or geographic region..

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, accounting for about 3% of childhood cancers..

On average, 1 in every 4 elementary schools has a child with cancer. .

About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias..

Childhood cancer survival rates in the United States have increased from less than 20% in the 1960s to almost 80% today..

Cancer kills more children each year than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Pediatric AIDS combined. .

Childhood cancer is not one disease entity, but rather a spectrum of different malignancies. Cancers found in children are biologically different from those seen in adults. .

1 in 300 children will develop cancer before age 20. .

Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children. .

Today, up to 75% of the children with cancer can be cured, yet, some forms of childhood cancers have proven so resistant to treatment that, in spite of research, a cure is illusive..

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