10 Facts You Should Know About Pediatric Cancer

10 Facts You Should Know About Pediatric Cancer

Since our founding in 2012, Love Your Melon has been on a mission to fight pediatric cancer. Over the last few years, childhood cancer research has taken great strides with new drugs and treatments - but we still have a long way to go. With your support, we are able to give funding to nonprofit organizations who are leading the way in this fight in research, family support and creating therapeutic experiences. 

Pediatric cancer is a disease that is found in children and teenagers under the age of 18 but there are many different types of the disease that can occur anywhere in the body. In addition to our pursuit to give monetary support, it is Love Your Melon’s mission to educate and bring awareness to pediatric cancer. 

Pediatric cancer by the numbers: 

  1. 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer.

  2. Over 15,000 children per year are diagnosed with pediatric cancer.

  3. More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors will have a significant health-related issue by the time they are 45 years of age. 

  4. Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.

  5. Only four drugs have been approved for use in pediatric cancer treatment since 1980.

  6. The average cost of a stay in a hospital for a child battling cancer is $40,000.

  7. Only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer.

  8. The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is 6. 

  9. The most common childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 

  10. Childhood cancer is not one disease. There are 16 major types of pediatric cancers and over 100 subtypes.

Source: https://nationalpcf.org/facts-about-childhood-cancer/

These numbers are astonishing and we found a missing link between apparel that gave back to causes such as pediatric cancer. We are driven to make a difference in the lives of children and families battling cancer across the world but it all starts with your support. 

50% of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to the nonprofit partners we support in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

This month, we are highlighting some of the most important facts about pediatric cancer, and we need your help to make the biggest impact possible. Please click on the images below to download these facts and share on social media with the hashtag #JoinTheFight to help spread awareness!

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