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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Building A Movement

Jay Scott | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

Building a movement is a tough but exciting project. At Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, we felt that the childhood cancer community needed a movemen...

Healthy Child Healthy Pet: What Do Pets And Kids Have In Common

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World In 1992, we lost our only child to a rare non-hereditary cancer...

32 Touching Photos Of Cancer's Young Fighters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents

Mom, law professor and artist Stacey Steinberg wants to use photography to make a difference in the devastating world of pediatric cancer. Through her...

Learning to Live With Sickle Cell Disease

Justin Flowers | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Justin Flowers

A pain crisis is hard to put into words. Every person with sickle cell disease describes it differently. For me, it is a sharp, excruciating pain that runs throughout my entire body.

We Can All Make a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Do you think everyone believes they can make a positive difference in the world? I have been lucky enough to witness many amazing stories of people making a difference and changing the world over the past 10 years.

Is Cancer in the Family Tree?

Kim Nichols, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Kim Nichols, M.D.

It is estimated that nearly 10 percent of children with cancer have the disease because, like Megan, they carry predisposing gene mutations. That percentage may be even higher, because some children carry genetic mutations that have not yet been identified.

Childhood Cancer? Empathy Is Far From Enough

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Each September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness" month. This acknowledgement of a problem means more than beautiful photos of smiling bald children. It highlights the urgency of generating action to eliminate cancer as the leading cause of death by disease for American children.

The Moment I Realized This Back-to-School Month Was Not Going to Be the Same

Nicole Scobie | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

September, for a parent, is a symbol of change. It's back to school time -- a new beginning, new friends, new classroom, new things to learn. Summer is over and a new stage of life begins. But not for everyone.

Magical Photo Series Lets Kids With Cancer Live Out Their Dreams

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents

Photographer Jonathan Diaz likes using his work to foster kids' vivid imaginations and inspire them to follow their dreams. His "Anything Can Be" phot...

Six Words That Shattered Our World

Connie Cruthirds | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Connie Cruthirds

How does one sleep when the to-do list has been wiped clean except for one task "save my son's life?"

Childhood Cancer: A New Global Fight

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Every September, families, caregivers and researchers across the world commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness month by honoring children fighting cancer, celebrating how far we have come, and recognizing how much is left to do.

Thank You to Oncology Doctors, Nurses, and Hospital Staff

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Thank you to all the oncology doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who cared for my son, and to all those who go to work every day and treat their patients with skill and compassion.

From His Strength, I Discovered Mine

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

My son was diagnosed with cancer when he was 13 months old. He had just gotten a clean bill of health at his one-year pediatrician checkup. He learned to walk about halfway into the next month. I'd weaned him by 13 months. And just a couple weeks later, on the afternoon of February 15, I discovered a lump.

This Is What Childhood Cancer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents

"Your child has cancer." Every three minutes, a parent hears those devastating words. And every year, an estimated 91,250 children around the world di...

How I -- as a Pediatric Cancer Survivor -- Became a Practitioner and Returned to St. Jude

Dr. Jason Schwartz | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jason Schwartz

After two-and-a-half years of treatment, I made the important transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor. My experience made me realize that I wanted to be a doctor and help children through their cancer journeys.

To the Mom Who Says My Child Is Too Young

Nicole Skaro | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

I wanted to just whisper, please cherish that youth. Cherish it and celebrate it. Celebrate the true belief and comfort in watching your children grow, the ignorance of their own mortality.

As A New School Year Begins, Please Remember This Story

Jenny Mosier | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Jenny Mosier

It is quite fitting that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The juxtaposition of the hustle and bustle of a new school year with the parallel universe where families are fighting simply for their child to survive is a poignant one.

Childhood Cancer: Don't Look Away

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

When you have a child going through a serious illness, you don't want people to look away. You want people to see you, see your child. It's the only way to keep from drowning. I'm not proud that I lived in a bubble of unawareness. When I finally couldn't look away anymore, when I didn't have the choice, I learned about a lot of amazing kids. My world got wider, not smaller.

What September Means To Me, The Parent Of A Childhood Cancer Fighter

Liz Scott | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Liz Scott

For many parents, September represents a return to routine, a return to normalcy and perhaps even a joyous occasion as the children return to school. Once upon a time, I was one of these parents, oblivious to what September represents for the childhood cancer community.

17 Year Old Patient to Raise $100,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Melissa Fenton | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Melissa Fenton

Adam was diagnosed with ALL at age 17, underwent treatment at St. Jude, and is currently in remission. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Adam has set a goal to raise $100,000 to give back to the place that is giving him both hope and a future.

I Want You to Change the Story

Nicole Scobie | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Most people in the childhood cancer community are aware of this, but outside of our "world" few people know about the gold ribbon.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Post September 2014

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Since the time in April 2008 when my wife and I heard those horrible words "your child has cancer" the amount of awareness and insistence upon innovation and investment for children with cancer has increased dramatically.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Sierra Alef-Defoe | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sierra Alef-Defoe

Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers

A Special Bond

Lisa Walters, RN | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Lisa Walters, RN

I got to see him be a regular kid and run around and grow up. I felt like I could tell my next patients, "I know you can do it," because I saw Joel come through it.

30 Days Of What Cancer Stole From My Family, And What Is Left Behind

Erin Santos | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Erin Santos

You never stop thinking you are a family of five. You never stop answering that you have three kids, or two daughters. It never stops feeling like something is missing, because something always will be.