Childhood Cancer Facts:
-Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer in children.
-The National Cancer Institutes’ (NCI) federal budget was $4.6
billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%. The American Cancer Society spends less than 70 cents of each 100 dollars raised on childhood cancer.
-Cancers in very young children are highly aggressive and behave unlike malignant diseases at other times in life. 80% of children have metastasized cancer at the time of their diagnosis. At diagnosis, only 20% of adults with cancer show evidence that the disease has spread or metastasized. Detecting childhood cancers at an early stage, when the disease would react more favorably to treatment, is extremely difficult.
-Cancer symptoms in children (fever, swollen glands, anemia, bruises and infection) are often suspected to be, and at the early stages are treated as, other childhood illnesses.
-12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive.
-Children’s cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.
-The average age of children diagnosed is six.
-More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
-60% of children who survive cancer suffer effects later in life, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
Types of childhood cancer:
Leukemia – Cancer of the Blood
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Leukemia cells are sick immune blood cells that do not work properly and crowd out healthy blood cells. Leukemias are the most common childhood cancers. Types of leukemia include acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
*Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) - A’niah Butler- Chrisopher Moore
*Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Lymphoma – Cancer of the Immune System
The body has a defense system, the immune system. The immune system finds cells that are not healthy or cells that do not belong in the body and destroys them. The immune system stores fighter cells, called lymphocytes, in lymphoid tissues in the body. Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system and lymphoid tissues. The sick cells do not work properly to protect the body and they crowd out healthy cells of the immune system. Types of lymphomas include Hodgkin disease (or Hodgkin lymphoma) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Solid Tumors – Cancer of the Bone,
Organs or Tissues
A solid tumor is a lump of sick cells stuck together. Tumors can develop in many parts of the body including the brain, kidneys, liver and bones. These sick cells crowd out healthy cells and keep them from doing their job. Types of solid tumor cancers include neuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma and Wilms tumors.
*Sarcoma - Brain Tumor - Weston Rock
*Eye Cancer (Retinoblastoma) - Kilian Rule
*Germ Cell Tumors
*Neuroblastoma - Cam Myers
*Soft Tissue Sarcoma
WHY PEDIATRIC CANCER?
The Waynesboro Country Club
11000 Country Club Road
Waynesboro Pa, 17268
The Redneck Outlaws Inc.
A 501-C3 Non Profit Organization
18 East Main Street, Waynesboro Pa, 17268
EIN # 47-2504547 - ENTITY # 4317901 - DLN# 17053205325027
11000 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD, WAYNESBORO, PA. 12768
Logan is a 4 year old boy from Waynesboro. Who has a rare neurotransmitter disease called AADC Deficiency. This causes many secondary health issues, like pneumonia, low muscle tone, oculogyric crises, feeding issues, seizure-like activity. Logan takes numerous medications on a regular basis to treat some of his conditions.
Logan and his family benefited from last years Redneck Golf Outing event. However shortly after the event Logan became ill and was in Hershey Medical for 8 weeks, including Christmas.
In most cases of kids fighting diseases and disorders there are moments of victories and set backs. Logan and his family will need your help again this year as we put this event together and make it bigger and better than ever.
We have such an amazing opportunity to save or change Logan's life! Logan is part of a gene therapy trial that being done in San Francisco, California. His surgery date is December 18th. It is a very long brain surgery where they inject a healthy gene vector into Logan's brain. Afterwards, our family will have to stay in California until March for follow up and testing required by the study.
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While a lot of things are covered in the study, there is also a lot of expenses that are not. We have to pay for my husband and Logan's father to fly out and back two times, which is very expensive this time of year. He is also out of paid time off because we had to go out there in October so we are losing one whole paycheck right at Christmas, which is hard on us. There are a lot of small incidentals that add up, like luggage fees, food, travel and gas. Its going to be a really trying time for our family but we are so excited for the opportunity to have Logan be a part of this trial and we are so excited to see what changes this could bring him. So far the results of the trial have been very successful.
We have also made awareness bands that say "Love for Logan, Hope for the Future" and we are happy to mail them to anyone who donates to Logan's cause. Please just get your address to me after you donate and I will do my best to mail them out asap.
We appreciate our friends and family that have supported Logan in this journey. I know so many people have been hoping and praying for him and that alone is just amazing. It warms my heart to see all the love going his way. Even if you are unable to donate, we happily accept any prayers or good thoughts thrown our way!