Municipality proclaims September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Every year, almost 950 children under 15 are diagnosed with cancer in Canada. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the municipality has decided to officially recognise it as such in North Grenville. To mark the occasion, there will be a flag-raising ceremony on Friday, September 1, at 10 am at the Municipal Centre, 285 County Road #44, Kemptville. The event will feature Mayor Gordon, Municipality of North Grenville, Brenda Burich, Chair, Neon Night Fun Run, and Christina Thompson, Fundraising Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society.

At the Canadian Cancer Society, we believe that one child with cancer is one too many. In addition to raising awareness, we are investing heavily in Canada’s best childhood cancer research and providing families with vital support programs so they do not have to face cancer alone.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

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