Happy Autumn, everyone! As September ends, we wind up Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and wanted to take some time to educate the wonderful friends, families, and patients of Family Physical Therapy of the importance of research funds for childhood cancer!
In the United States, more children are lost to cancer than any other disease! Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes. Many adult cancers can be diagnosed early. In 80% of kids, cancer has already spread to other areas of the body by the time it is diagnosed. We not only need funds to find new treatments for childhood cancer, but also to research how to avoid the the chronic health problems cancer treatments cause into adulthood. These young children are fighting a very grown-up battle, and need our commitment to their health and development!