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Cancer Society Club

Teacher Sponsor: Tiffany Alexander

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 We will never stop fighting!

Join the fight today

You can join the fight by donating to the cancer society club or signing up!


Cancer Doesn't Descriminate!
Join to help defeat cancer today

"In everything we do, We humbly and selflessly do it to help others."

Cancer is No Joy Ride!

If you know anyone battling cancer they will tell you, battling cancer is hard! Accepting the fact that you have it and could die from it, is an even bigger pill to swallow. The trauma  that people experience is devastating.



Don't let this go on deaf ears. Make a change today!

So many kids and adolescents in the world are diagnosed with childhood cancer each day. It doesn't matter if your 14,15,16, or 17. It doesn't descriminate. You still can get cancer. Some never have to face the fight but those who do, fight for there lives everyday.Some kids don't always get to enjoy school privileges like going to football games or going to prom, playing sports or doing things that average teenagers get to do on a day to day basis.If you have never had cancer, you don't know what it's like to fight for your life everyday. Life is so precious and can be taken in an instant. 

What is it about?

Cancer Society is about bringing students and the faculty together to raise awareness for all types of childhood cancers. Also, donating to different charities including the Ronald McDonald House to assist families who are receiving services from them.

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Our Mission
We are a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Our goal is to raise $1000 through fundraisers by May. While doing this, we want to bring the students and faculty together, while reaching out to the community to bring awareness to all childhood cancers. We want to support different charities and  families who are living at the Ronald McDonald House. We desire to uplift families and bring them joy while they are residing there.
Are you inquiring to know more
about the Ronald McDonald House?

click below
https://www.rmhca.org/

  • Did you know?
  • Childhood Cancer Statistics – Each year, the parents of approximately 15,700 kids will hear the words “your child has cancer.” Across all ages, ethnic groups and socio-economics, this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children. Despite major advances – from an overall survival rate of 10 percent just fifty years ago to nearly 90 percent today, for many rare cancers, the survival rate is much lower. Furthermore, the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in nearly 20 years. Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • 12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive.
  • Children’s cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.
  • The average age of children diagnosed is six.
  • More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
  • 60% of children who survive cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
  • There are approximately 375,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States. That equates to 1 in 530 adults ages 20-39.
  • Leading Cause of Death by Disease
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents in the United States.
  • Over 40,000 Children in Treatment
    * More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year. 
  • Pediatric Cancer is Not Rare One out of every 300 males and one out of every 333 females in America will develop cancer before their 20th birthday. (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
  • Lack of Federal Funding All types of childhood cancer combined receive less than 4% of the United States federal funding for cancer research. (National Cancer Institute)
  • Most Cannot Be Prevented the causes of most pediatric cancers remain a mystery and cannot be prevented. (American Cancer Society)
  • Lack of Drugs for Children In the last 20 years, the FDA has approved only two pediatric cancer drugs—Collar and Erwinaze —that were initially studied in children. (American Association for Cancer Research)
  • Childhood Cancer Rates Rising Approximately 13,500 children & adolescents 18 and under are diagnosed with cancer each year. (Children’s Oncology Group)
  • Incidences Have Increased 29%Incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up 29% in the past 20 years. (Source: National Cancer Institute)
  • Average Age of Death is 8 years old. The average age of death for a child with cancer is 8, causing a childhood cancer victim to lose 69 years of expected life years; a significant loss of productivity to society.
  • (Source:www.kidsvcancer.org/)(https://awoccf.org/facts/)(http://curesearch.org/)
  1. Watch out For our upcoming events!!!

 Writing Letters to kids with cancer

  1. Wish List
  2. P.C. Day
  3. Meeting
  4. Faculty Lunch
  5.  Chilli /Gumbo contest
  6. Bake Sale
  7. Wildcat Bake Off 
  8. Fashion Show

Cancer Society Members 2016-2017

  1. Vice President-Selena Pryor
  2. President-Destiny Henderson

Selena
Destiny
Samantha P.
​​​Richard H.
Laura A.
Stephan C.
Dennila C.
Jamaica J.
Trey K.
Andy M.
Azya L.
William P.
Meliah R.
Chris R.
Destiny S.
Courtney T.
 Sydney S.
Ana Y.
Shantanae
Brittney 
Clemique
​Ashli
Lowanda






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