Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States?
While it is true that fewer children are dying of cancer than in the past, the rate of children being diagnosed with cancer has actually increased by 33% since 1975.
Because of the important work of leading scientists and health professionals, we know that toxic chemicals in the environment and in the places where children live, learn and play are important risk factors for cancer, and that genetics alone cannot explain the rate of increase. It’s time to take action!
A team of over 40 stakeholders and leaders in the Health, Science, Business, Policy and Advocacy sectors are co-creating a new report: Childhood Cancer: Cross-Sector Strategies for Prevention.
The report release has been delayed, while many of the health professionals and community leaders involved in the project focus on responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and health reporters concentrate on providing critical updates on the pandemic. You can sign up here to receive updates on the report and the Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative.
You can make a difference today:
Donate to support our work to reduce the number of children and families facing this devastating diagnosis. Donations will be made through the Cancer Free Economy Network’s fiscal host, Clean Production Action, a 501(c)3 organization.
The Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative is a growing collaboration that includes members of the Cancer Free Economy Network — American Sustainable Business Council, Center for Environmental Health, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Clean & Healthy New York, Clean Production Action, and the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production — as well as Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center, MadeSafe, the Max Cure Foundation, Naturepedic.
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