December Newsletter 2017

December 18, 2017

Childhood Cancer Survivors in Rose Parade!

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company will sponsor a float in the Rose Parade called “Letting Kids Be Kids” focused on the belief that every child deserves a life of laughter, adventure, and fun. The float depicts a summer camp and features several childhood cancer survivors. The Rose Parade will air January 1, 2018. For more information, click here.

Siblings Suffer When Their Brother or Sister is Ill

“I don’t think my parents checked my homework for a year,” said Rebecca Matz, 12, of Mullica Hill, N.J., whose younger sister, Ellie, now 8, was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2014. After telling her that Ellie had cancer, her parents acknowledged that although it wasn’t fair, the family was going to have to accommodate Ellie until she got better…” To read this New York Times article, click here.

Support a Childhood Cancer Stamp to Help Raise Funds for Research

In 1997, Congress passed the Stamp Out Breast Cancer Act to allow the public to purchase special breast cancer stamps from the US Postal Service. The Stamp Out Breast Cancer Act has raised more than $84.7 million. Childhood cancer does not have a stamp. Representatives of childhood cancer organizations and informal groups can sign a letter of support for Help Stamp Out Childhood Cancer to raise funds for research. To learn more and/or sign the letter, please click here.

New Year’s Resolution for Survivors

Childhood Cancer Guides wishes every survivor had access to excellent follow-up care. But, survivors need to find those experts, make those appointments, and pay for them, which is difficult for many. To learn about five ways to stay healthy after treatment for childhood cancer, visit this article. A great New Year’s resolution!

Happy Christmas/Hanukkah!

Childhood Cancer Guides wishes each of you a happy holiday season and hopes you and those you love have a healthy and joyful 2018!

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