Coupon­ing for Child­hood Cancer Aware­ness Month NEWS

Seaway News - - News - NICK SEEBRUCH ni­[email protected]

CORN­WALL, On­tario – Septem­ber is Child­hood Cancer Aware­ness Month and eightyear-old Ad­disyn Ladouceur wants to do what she can for the cause.

Ad­disyn is sell­ing coupon books that have been do­nated by Bos­ton Pizza. All funds raised from the sale of these books will be go­ing to sup­port the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety in SD&G and Prescott-rus­sell des­ig­nated to sup­port­ing child­hood cancer.

“I’m ex­cited to help kids that are sick. If ev­ery­body does their small part we can make a big dif­fer­ence,” said Ad­disyn.

Over the years, money raised for re­search has helped in­crease sur­vival rates for chil­dren who have been di­ag­nosed with cancer. To­day, 83 per­cent of all chil­dren di­ag­nosed with cancer will sur­vive and go on to lead healthy lives.

While great strides have been made, child­hood cancer is still the num­ber one cause of dis­ease re­lated death in chil­dren. The three most com­mon types of cancer in chil­dren are leukemia, brain and ner­vous sys­tem can­cers and lym­phoma.

Do­na­tions made to the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety dur­ing the month of Septem­ber will help them in­vest in child­hood cancer re­search and will help them pro­vide in­for­ma­tional ser­vices and sup­port to par­ents and chil­dren who are fight­ing cancer.

“Through­out the month of Septem­ber, we re­mem­ber the young lives taken too soon, stand with the fam­i­lies fac­ing child­hood cancer to­day, and reded­i­cate our­selves to com­bat­ing this ter­ri­ble ill­ness. We are so grate­ful that Ad­disyn is will­ing to help our or­ga­ni­za­tion sup­port chil­dren and fam­i­lies that have been touched by cancer,” said Al­li­son St-jean, Com­mu­nity Fundrais­ing Spe­cial­ist, Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety of SD&G and Prescott-rus­sell.

Those in­ter­ested in buy­ing one of Ad­disyn’s coupon books or in mak­ing a di­rect do­na­tion to the Cana­dian Cancer so­ci­ety can call call­ing their of­fice at 613-932-1283 or can visit their web­site at www.cancer.ca

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