DO YOU KNOW the GOLD RIBBON is the symbol for Childhood Cancer?
DO YOU KNOW that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?
The very fact that the GOLD RIBBON symbolizes Childhood Cancer and that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, goes largely unrecognized across our country. Pin On The Gold is determined to change that unrecognized status.
By utilizing the GOLD RIBBON, we can and we will get the recognition and support that our children deserve.
OUR MISSION is to generate mass public awareness for Childhood Cancer by utilizing the Gold Ribbon. There has never been a GOLD RIBBON awareness movement until now!You can help by supporting PIN ON THE GOLD not just during the month of September, but every day of every month of every year. We can and we will make a difference one GOLD RIBBON at a time.
Childhood Cancer Facts
Cancer in childhood occurs regularly, randomly, and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. The cause of most childhood cancers are unknown and at present, cannot be prevented.Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.On the average 12,500 children and teens will be diagnosed with some form of childhood cancer each year in our country.One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.Although the 5 year survival rate is steadily increasing, one quarter of children will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis. One out of every five children diagnosed with childhood cancer dies.In the U.S. almost 3,000 children do not survive childhood cancer each year.Cancer remains the #1 disease killer of America's children - more than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Asthma and AIDS combined.There are 15 children diagnosed with childhood cancer for every one child diagnosed with pediatric AIDS. Yet, the U.S. invests approximately $595,000 for research per victim of pediatric AIDS and only $20,000 for each victim of childhood cancer.Over the past two decades, only ONE new cancer drug has been approved for pediatric use.Currently there are between 30-40,000 children undergoing cancer treatment in the U.S.Three out of five children diagnosed with childhood cancer suffer from long-term or late onset side effects.When childhood cancer strikes children it affects them differently than it would an adult. Research funds are scarce as most money is diverted to well-publicized adult forms of cancer, such as breast and prostate. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 BILLION. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate received 7%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%.Right now, this second, somewhere in America, there are 7 children fighting for their lives who won't live through the day.