Lending Support to Children with Cancer

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - HealthOne in 330 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 19. Each year, cancer kills more children than AIDS, asthma, diabetes and congenital anomalies combined. Sadly, every year more than *12,600 children receive the news that they have cancer.

These children and their families need to know they are not alone. Thanks to foundations like Curing Children’s Cancer Fund (CCCF) and to brands like Cloralex®, Ensueño®, Pinalen® and Pinol® who created the campaign “Clean to Cure™”, thousands of dollars will be raised and donated to support some of the country’s leading pediatric cancer researchers. Below are a number of factors that these families have to face that can help us understand the urge of working together to quickly help find a cure for this disease.

Taking care of children’s health and physical well-being
Children need to follow a nutritious and balanced diet, as well as get plenty of rest to stay as healthy as possible during treatment. Kids undergoing chemotherapy or radiation may suffer loss of appetite, hair, or nausea. Regular exercise, even gentle walking can be beneficial.

Considering their emotions
Children may be confused by having to spend so much time in the hospital. They need to be told that this is not a punishment for doing something wrong and that their family will never stop loving them. Bringing their toys to the hospital may help them feel like they are at home. Remember they are still children who like to play.

How can others help a child with cancer?
If you want to help Curing Children’s Cancer Fund you can educate others about childhood cancers, share your story or that of someone you know, volunteer at an event, or with financial support please visit www.cccfund.org. You can also participate in the “Clean to Cure™” campaign taking place between now and September 15, 2013 and become a hero for kids with cancer. In this campaign AlEn USA will donate part of their profits to CCCF (up to a maximum of $ 25,000) when you buy Cloralex®, Ensueño®, Pinalen® and Pinol® cleaners and laundry brands. Therefore, by cleaning your home you will be helping to find a cure for childhood cancer. For more information please visit www.cccfund.org

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