National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is an important month for Hope On Wheels. It is a time to celebrate the lives of children battling childhood cancer. It is also a time to raise awareness about the immense impact of this disease. For us, September is a time to get behind doctors and researchers who work tirelessly each day. In the past decade, their work has pushed the survival rate beyond 80% for all pediatric cancers.
Childhood cancer is a devastating disease. It affects more than 41 new children each day, but only receives 3% of the federal funding for cancer research.
That is why during September – National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – we invest heavily in raising awareness and funding programs. These efforts strive to spread the message of hope and provide funding for critical research.
Hope On Wheels will launch its fourth annual program this year in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In September alone we will award 41 Hope Grants in the amount of $250,000 each.
You can click below to see last year’s national TV commercial. It captures our spirit of hope and you can learn how you can “Lend Hope a Hand” in 2013.