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Peter Millar Hosts Event to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Peter Millar, one of the fastest growing brands in the lifestyle apparel market, partnered with TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation for the kick-off of the 15th Annual III Forks Golf Classic on May 5 – 6 at III Forks Steakhouse and Gleneagles Country Club. 

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In 2012, TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation created the KidzBinzActivity Box program for children going through stem cell transplants as a result of a cancer diagnosis. Following a transplant, a child might stay in isolation for up to 90 days to rebuild their immune system thus, significantly limiting the interaction with family and the outside world. […]

LOCAL CHILDHOOD CANCER HERO LUKE SCOTT OF PLANO TO BE HONORED

Eleven-year-old Luke Scott of Plano has been fighting B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) since the age of eight. A tennis player, Scott had to give it up during the intense chemotherapy treatments. After nine months, he jumped back on the court while still continuing light chemotherapy.   Named the Honorary Hero forSmashing Childhood Cancer, Scott will help […]

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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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