August 13, 2018
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
CureFest for Childhood Cancer is a huge event that takes place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. CureFest will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 14–16. Its mission is to make childhood cancer research a national priority by uniting the childhood cancer community, the general public, the medical community, and our elected leaders as one voice against childhood cancer. The event features a family-friendly atmosphere with kids-only advocacy day, a rally, a candlelight vigil, a walk, games, entertainment, and a recognition ceremony for survivors, siblings, and children who have passed away. For more info, visit www.curefestusa.org.
Big Sale of Childhood Cancer Guides Books
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate the release of our brand-new edition of Childhood Leukemia, we are having a huge sale.
Your bulk order can include any combination of our five books. The sale starts August 15 and ends September 30. So stock up to help families of kids with cancer! To take advantage of these great prices for bulk orders, contact Josh at [email protected].
Content of our books is reviewed for accuracy by renowned experts in ped onc, and they are full of story from more than 600 families. For more information, visit www.childhoodcancerguides.org/our-books.
FDA Workshop on Hearing Loss from Chemo
A workshop to inform the FDA on chemotherapy-induced hearing loss will be held on September 13th in Hyattsville, MD from 1 to 5 pm. This meeting will address the unmet need of survivors with chemo-induced hearing loss through panel and audience discussions. The workshop is taking place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is timed to coincide with CureFest for Childhood Cancer in Washington, D.C. You can participate in person or listen to a live cast. To learn more and to preregister, visit www.childhoodcancerpfdd.org/participate.
Hospitals Get Help From Chefs to Serve Better Food
“At the New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, one can order miso-glazed organic tofu on a bed of baby spinach with roasted artichokes for lunch. The cafeteria and patient menus includes plants, fish, and chicken, with very little red meat; there are vegetarian options for patients at every station in the retail cafes.
While chefs have been a driving force behind the movement to improve school food for a long time, now they’re also stepping in to transform hospital kitchens, bringing with them expertise in menu planning, fresh food sourcing, and making healthy food delicious.” Click here to read more.
Childhood Cancer Survivor Now a Baseball Player
After Devin Smeltzer was diagnosed with cancer as a child, an autograph from his favorite player, Chase Utley, brightened his spirits. Now Smeltzer plays for the Tulsa Drillers, a minor league affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers, which Utley plays for. See him thank Utley for his support during those trying times.