Make a difference during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

A few decades ago, 80 percent of children with the most common form of leukemia died from the disease. Now, 80 percent of children survive.

This good news, though, has created a whole new kind of challenge; children who survive cancer are more likely to become deaf, suffer from kidney failure or heart failure, or develop another type of cancer.

Cancer is one of the seven priority programs of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s $100 million campaign and, with your help, we can make a difference for children suffering from the disease. Funds raised for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at the children’s hospital will help improve the program in substantial ways, including advanced research, allowing children access to early-stage clinical trials, and more.  Among other things, your gift will help us to:

  • develop new therapies that will improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors
  • recruit and retain the finest directors, clinicians, and researchers
  • bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care

Amy with ArieonaTo find out how your gift will make a difference in supporting children living with cancer and the programs they benefit from, please click here. For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at (585) 273-5948. Thank you!

 

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