Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The Big Picture put together a beautiful collection of photographs in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It's so tragic that children should be born into this world only to be fighting for their lives almost as soon as they arrive.
In the U.S., over 12,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, approximately 3,000 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis can turn the lives of a family upside down - days suddenly filled with alternating moments of courage, frustration, boredom, anxiety and pain. The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and - importantly - to help raise funds for research groups working towards cures.