September is observed annually as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) in the United States, a time to recognize and honor children that have been affected by cancer and the families that care for them, while highlighting the critical need to support research that can lead to safer and more effective treatments for our most vulnerable patients.
As brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children, as well as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in children 14-years-old and younger, the brain tumor community has an enormous stake in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2019, the National Brain Tumor Society seeks to bring the realities of this devastating diagnosis for children and families to the forefront, while sharing important progress being made in the field, and raising resources to support ongoing and future research efforts.
Give today for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
More than 13,000 children are living with a brain tumor in the United States and 3,700 more will be diagnosed this year. With such limited progress made in treating pediatric brain tumors, we know the time to act is now. Make a gift today and help to accelerate the rate at which we discover, develop, test, and approve new treatments, while working together to advance a cure.