September 24: 1 in 285 Diagnosed
Here’s a #childhoodcancer statistic for you: 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20. Tillery’s big brother, Luke, goes to an elementary school with 555 kids. That means that of the kids that he walks the halls with, plays on the playground with, and eats lunch with, statistically, 2 of them will be diagnosed with cancer while they are still a kid.
There are 57,800 kids enrolled in Knox County Schools. Statistics say 203 of them will be diagnosed with cancer. Think of your child’s school, how many would be diagnosed? Think of the number of kids in your community, how many?
Does Childhood Cancer still sound rare?
It’s time to stand up for the kids. It’s time to raise awareness and raise money. It’s time to say they deserve #morethan4. It’s time to make some noise!
Join us! Share this post, donate on our fundraising link, and write to your state representative. We can’t do it alone. WE NEED YOU!
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