This is the second year that a number of posters have been distributed to pediatric offices, preschools and local businesses to bring awareness of September being designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The posters carry the theme Paint the Town Gold (the color of the childhood cancer ribbon) and provide vital information about potential symptoms of cancer. The foundation continues to expand on this theme and the goal of painting our towns gold for the month of September to raise awareness and support. Learn more about Pediatric Cancer!
Warning signs for childhood cancer
Continued, unexplained weight loss
Headaches, often with vomiting, at night or early morning
Increased Swelling or persistent pain in bones, joints, back or legs
Lump or mass, especially in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis or armpits
Development of excessive bruising, bleeding or rash
A whitish color behind the pupil
Nausea which persists or vomiting without nausea
Constant tiredness or noticeable paleness
Eye or vision changes that occur suddenly and persist
Recurrent fevers of unknown origin
If your child or any child you love is experiencing these symptoms, please have him or her evaluated by a pediatrician.