Each year in the United States more than 15,000 children from birth to 19 years old were diagnosed with cancer, equal to about 42 childhood cancer diagnoses each day. Each year worldwide, there are more than 300.000 new childhood cancer diagnoses, equal to about every 3 minutes a family will hear the words 'Your child has cancer'. Although the five-year survival rate for childhood cancers has reached 80 percent, nearly 2,000 American children under the age of nineteen still die each year from cancer, making it the leading
killer of children by disease.
Mayor Johnson has therefore declared
September 2018 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.