Peterson Recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 27, 2012 Issues: Health

(WASHINGTON, DC) [9/27/2012] – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today made the following statement in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.


“Each year, thousands of American children are diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately, due to advances in technology and research, childhood cancer survival rates have increased significantly over the past few decades. Although we have come far, there is still work to be done. This month it is important to remember the young lives lost, offer support to children and families battling the disease and continue efforts to raise awareness and find a cure.


“I also want to acknowledge the families affected by childhood cancer, especially the good work done by Minnesota Momcologists, more than 125 Minnesota mothers of children with cancer, who provide support and encouragement to other Minnesota families.”