These children receive their treatments with the courage and grace that all around them admire. They are our heroes. So, during the month of September, we celebrate these young heroes!
The children in Iowa have been treated to visits by athletes and staff from both the University of Iowa and the Iowa State University athletic departments. These athletes and staff have entered these hospital rooms as heroes…only to realize as they left, that they had met the greatest heroes, the young ones fighting for their lives.
So, during September, we celebrate our children and thank the athletes and staff of the U of Iowa and ISU for their support of these kids. While these teams will fight each other on the field, they have united in the fight against childhood cancer.
- Each year, over 12,500 children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer, the equivalent of two classrooms a day.
- Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of children, more than the next four childhood diseases COMBINED!
- Although, the survival rate for childhood cancer has greatly improved over the last 30 years, as many as 1 in 5 of these children will die of their disease. Those who survive their harsh treatments are often left with life-long serious and life threatening side effects.