Childhood Cancer Lifeline 5K
Start: Saturday, September 8, 2012 @ 12:00 PM (EDT)
Salem , NH 03079
Join us Saturday, September 8, 2012 for the Childhood Cancer Lifeline 5k and Fun Walk At Salem�s Margaritas Mexican Restaurant at 1 Keewaydin Drive to benefit all the NH families with children diagnosed with cancer.
Families Helping FamiliesThe Childhood Cancer Lifeline has provided nearly $400,000 in direct cash assistance to NH families.This includes:� Over $85,000 in emergency funding� Over $50,000 in meal vouchers� Over $155,000 in grocery assistance� Over $10,000 in gas cards � Over $85,000 in laptops for kids with cancerRegistration & Entry Fee (Run & Walk)Mail-in Registration postmarked by 9/1/2012Kids �ages 5 and Under = FreeAges 6 � 12 = $10.00Ages 13 and up = $25.00Registration after 9/1/2012 and race dayKids �ages 5 and Under = FreeAges 6 � 12 = $15.00Ages 13 and up = $30.00CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTSOne in 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer prior to the age of 20. While rare in comparison to cancer in adults, each year in NH approximately 70 families hear the words �Your child has cancer.� For those families, life is never, ever, the same.Despite advances in treatment, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children. Leukemia remains the most commonly diagnosed form of pediatric cancer, followed by brain tumors. Treatment protocols can be lengthy, up to 3 years, causing great stress upon and increased expenses for families. Of those children diagnosed with cancer, 25% will lose their battle within 5 years of diagnosis. Pediatric cancer survivors face chronic illnesses as adults - with 2/3 reporting at least one chronic health condition, and 1/4 living with a severe chronic health condition.