Support for survivors and caregivers affected by childhood cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month — a time to honor survivors of pediatric cancer and raise awareness about childhood cancer and its impact on long-term health. 

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under age 14. In Wisconsin, an estimated 263 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.

According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, two out of every three childhood cancer survivors will experience significant long-term health issues as a result of their treatment, which can negatively affect their health and well-being for the rest of their lives. 

Do you work with childhood cancer survivors? If so, we would love to hear from you. What are your successes and/or barriers in addressing the needs of childhood cancer survivors and their caregivers? Let us know, and we may include your responses in future efforts to raise awareness about childhood cancer in Wisconsin.

Photo credit: American Cancer Society

Related Resources:

American Childhood Cancer Organization: Resources for kids and families affected by childhood cancer, including play medical kits, books for siblings and parents, journals for teens, and more.

National Cancer Institute: Resources for caregivers of children with cancer.

Children’s Oncology Group: Support for children and families navigating cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Learn More:

Join us for the 2022 Wisconsin Cancer Summit to hear from Wendy Carey, director of Joshua’s Camp, which is based in Eau Claire and serves children and families affected by cancer.

Learn more about the Summit below, and register today!

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