September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


The month of September is here. For most families, September is all about sending their kids back to school, the end of summer and start of a new academic year. It’s about getting back to a routine that will probably last 10 months till it is summer again. It’s about getting the kids ready for school in the mornings, soccer practice after school or ballet or music lessons in the evenings.

But for families affected by pediatric cancer September is known to be the Childhood Cancer Awareness month. What does the term childhood cancer awareness mean to these families? Unfortunately I know exactly what it means….it’s been a year now and I will be aware of it for the rest of my life.

Until last September, I never gave pediatric cancer a second thought. Yes I was aware of pediatric cancer but that awareness seldom resulted in any tangible action…maybe…

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