Why support childhood cancer and sickle cell disease?
This year, nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. Many more will struggle with the debilitating effects of sickle cell disease, the most common inherited blood disorder. In 2019, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center diagnosed more than 475 new cancer patients and treated more than 2,000 children with sickle cell disease. No one treats more pediatric cancer and blood disorder patients in Georgia.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top cancer program, we are dedicated to finding new treatments and conducting cutting-edge research. But we can't do it alone. With a limited amount of federal funding available for childhood cancer and blood disorders research, donor support is vital to our mission to push for greater advances in treating these complex conditions. Join the fight this September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month.
For patients and families fighting cancer, daring to dream about the future can be daunting. Do you remember when you graduated high school? When you moved into your first home? When you got started your dream job? Many of us take these milestones for granted, not thinking that others may not get the chance to reach them.
At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we want each and every one of our patients to survive, thrive and lead a full and happy life. We are committed to forging ahead in research, developing innovative treatments and providing top-notch specialized care to help give our patients the opportunity to experience these milestone moments in life—and many more.
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we are grateful for the community that has seen us through many milestones of our own. We want to help every child with cancer reach his or her full potential—and we couldn’t do it without you. Give today.