Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that cancer is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1 to 14 years in the US, after accidents.

In 2018, an estimated 10,590 children in this age group will be diagnosed with cancer

1,180 will die from it.

Leukemia accounts for almost a third (29%) of all childhood cancers,

Followed by brain and other nervous system tumors (26%).

Cancer incidence rates increased in children and adolescents by 0.6% per year since 1975.

However, death rates have declined continuously.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

This is something I honestly don’t think of often…

My children are healthy (knock on wood)…

And my nieces and nephews are healthy as well (more wood knocking)

However, when I do hear a story of a child having cancer, it saddens me.

They are so innocent…

So fragile…

So strong…

So brave…

What these children have to go through is beyond hard and terrible.

There childhood is taken BY a disease they didn’t sign up for!

Let’s make this month a month worth helping these children and their families.

Below are a couple organizations that you can support that fight childhood cancer.

American Cancer Society

St. Jude’s 

Children’s Minnesota 

They have ways you can be involved both monetary and other ways as well.

Together we can make a difference.

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Michelle Bertram and Beverly Bertram are financial advisors living in Mineral Point WI and serving the surrounding communities. Michelle Bertram does financial planning for retirees along with business consulting. Beverly Bertram specializes in retirement planning and income planning for her clients. Michelle Bertram and Beverly Bertram are authors of the book, Creating You DREAM Retirement and creators of the DREAM Retirement Process.
Serving Madison WI, Verona WI, Mount Horeb WI, Barneveld WI, Dodgeville WI, Dubuque IA, Platteville WI, Lancaster WI, Cuba City WI, Fennimore WI, Darlington WI, Monroe WI, Spring Green WI, Black Earth WI and beyond.

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