September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Gold is the color that represents childhood cancer.
Childhood cancer facts: 36 children were diagnosed with cancer today, 36 more will be diagnosed tomorrow and the next day and the day after that. 13,500 children will not live to see a new year or another birthday. Childhood Cancer research is vastly underfunded. Cancer is the #1 killer of American children, more than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma and aids combined. Over the past decade only one new cancer drug has been approved for pediatric use. The National Cancer Institute's Federal Budget is about $5 billion. Less than 3% of that goes to pediatric cancers combined.
Seth Harris was just 12-years-old when cancer took his life. His family poured everything they had into keeping him healthy and smiling during his battle. After his death, Seth's family had two choices...let their grief overtake them, or channel that grief into resolve. Resolve to help others go through what no family ever should, and help them know that they are not alone.