$20,000 Gifted to Children’s Medical Center Dallas

May 2012 – TeamConnor gifted $20,000 to Children’s Medical Center Dallas to support a specialized art program for stem cell transplant patients in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children’s.  This program is an essential component of quality pediatric health care, Child Life’s primary goal is to minimize the impact of illness on a child’s normal growth and emotional and cognitive development. 

CCBD patients often have psychological and emotional needs that arise from living with cancer and blood disorders. Due to patients’ severely compromised immune systems, they frequently have to maintain very limited and occasionally no contact with some of their immediate family, (i.e. siblings), as well as extended family members and friends. This separation can result in feelings of isolation and loneliness. The opportunity to work with art materials has proven to be very beneficial in combating these feelings and can often make the difference between a very good day or a very bad day in the hospital.

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Building awareness of childhood cancer is critical to funding and finding a cure. To help, please consider sharing teamconnor.org on your Facebook.

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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