6th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Concert

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is hosting the 6th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Concert to promote National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.   This free concert will be Saturday, September 16 in Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm located at U.S. 75 and Bethany in Allen.

Don’t Tell Mama band will perform from 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday, September 16 in conjunction with Concerts by the Creek in Watters Creek. Don’t Tell Mama is a dynamic, high energy live variety cover band with music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s; including Motown, Funk, R&B, Disco, Classic Rock, and Jazz.

At 8 p.m. special guests will pay tribute to children currently battling childhood cancer and remember those who have lost their battle with a moment of silence. Participants are invited to spread a blanket on the lawn or dine on the patio at one of the restaurants surrounding the park while listening to Don’t Tell Mama. 

“Every year thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer,” said Joy Cruse, founder of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “Sadly, there has only been one drug in the last 23 years developed to fight childhood cancer.  We are honored to be part of the “Concert By The Creek” series at Watters Creek and hoping to draw more awareness to childhood cancer.  We need more awareness regarding the devastating impact that cancer has on children.”

TeamConnor hosts several other events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including Color Me Green 5K/10K October 7, and the 7th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot November 2. TeamConnor’s Coins for Kids with Cancer® program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country to help fund childhood cancer research. Details on events and Coins for Kids with Cancer can be found at teamconnor.org.

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is the legacy of eight-year-old Connor Cruse of Frisco, who lost his four-year battle with neuroblastoma in 2009. TeamConnor has awarded more than $ 2 Million in funding for childhood cancer research and patient programs across the country since 2008. 

Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. In the United States, cancer kills more children every year than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Yet, the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to serving families, building awareness, and raising funds for research to help cure childhood cancer.

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer please visit teamconnor.org or Facebook.com/TeamConnor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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