Join us in #gogold this September

gold ribbon with text September is #gogold month

Go Gold for the Kids banner showing gold ribbon on star burst gold and blue background.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to help educate the public about the prevalence of childhood cancer across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Nation while promoting the need for continued research and treatment.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations around the world.

With a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization encourages everyone to Go Gold during September in honor and in memory of kids with cancer!

  • According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, each year in the United States an estimated 15,780 children age 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer.
  • Approximately 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.
  • Globally there are more than 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • 20% of children with cancer in the U.S. will not survive it.
  • Every 3 minutes a family hears the devastating words that their child has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Cancer remains the number 1 cause of death by disease for children in America.

Read more about the facts, and make a pledge to end the statistics, by visiting the American Childhood Cancer Organization and locally UK Dance Blue.

Knox County Dance Blue is tentatively scheduled for November 2 in the Knox Central High School gymnasium.  Watch our website for more information about the event and how you can participate.