Did you know annually, an average of 50 children are diagnosed with cancer or chronic blood disorder and an average of 15 children pass away from cancer in the Rochester, NY area?
Did you know sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States?
Did you know that less than 4% of government research funding for cancer is designated to research childhood cancers?
Did you know that 1,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease in the United States annually?
Did you know that childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19 in the United States?
Did you know that 1 out of 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer before they are 20 years old?
Did you know normal red blood cells can live for 120 days but sickle-shaped cells can live only 10 to 20 days?
The first step toward change is awareness.
You can help make a difference by helping to get the message out. We want to bring attention to the brave children facing these terrible diseases. Our mission at CURE is to advocate for our families to let them know we are there for them and we will continue to be there for them every step of the way. CURE recognizes that awareness is just as important as the programs and services we provide to our families.
You can show your support by purchasing an awareness lawn sign.
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CURE Childhood Cancer Association is a LOCAL organization that was founded in 1976 by a group of Rochester parents who had lost a child to cancer. They found there were specific needs not being met during their unique cancer journeys, and so CURE Childhood Cancer Association was formed. CURE's mission is to improve the lives of families coping with childhood cancer or chronic blood disorders through providing emotional, educational, social and financial assistance; promoting and funding research towards a cure.
Please visit our website for more information: CURE Childhood Cancer Association website