2013 Paint the Town Gold

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Carson’s Crusaders Paints the Town Gold – September 2013

Carson’s Crusaders again distributed a number of posters 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.

This is the second year of providing this community service. 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

 

                                                               Constant infections

                                                                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.