The Canadian Cancer Society designates September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a time to educate the public about pediatric cancers and to focus their efforts on raising awareness about the issues childhood cancer patients, their families and survivors face around the globe.
Fifty years ago, almost all children diagnosed with cancer had little hope of survival. Because of research, today about 85% of kids with the most common types of cancer will go on to lead healthy, productive lives.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent participated in a flag raising that the Civic Centre.
Councillor Anthony Ceccacci assisted Anita Betterley, in raising the flag in honour of her son and all Chatham-Kent children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
For more information contact:
Manager, Corporate Initiatives & Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3055