September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

On  Average,  a  Child  in  Hawaii  is Diagnosed with Cancer Every Week.

·       Approximately 40-60 children in Hawaii are newly diagnosed with cancer, or relapse, each year. That’s an average of one child per week.

·       Half of those children diagnosed are age 6 or younger.

·       As many as 200 children are in treatment here in Hawaii at any given time.

·       Childhood cancer patients remain in treatment for an average of 1-3 years.

·       The annual out-of-pocket costs of having a child with cancer can be staggering, costing up to tens of thousands of dollars.

·       The happy news is 90% of children survive childhood cancer. However, despite the great strides in research and treatment, 1 in 8 children with cancer do not survive.

·       The #1 cause of death by disease in children is cancer.

Your support of HCCF and it’s families is deeply appreciated! hccf.org, (808) 528-5161