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Not too late to recognize children's cancer

by webdev

September 28, 2011

Nearly everyone knows someone who has either had or been affected by cancer, the disease that the National Cancer Institute estimates will kill nearly 600,000 Americans this year.

Cancer in children is even more of a grim thought, the fact remains that more than 12,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disease every year, and about a quarter of them do not survive, according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. September was proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in order to highlight the different types of cancer that affect children and their families - raising awareness for the growing need for funding for further cancer research.

If you send flowers online in September, Teleflora will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that works to promote cancer research. Whether affected by cancer or not, both giver and recipient of one of the sunny yellow bouquets can feel good about helping to fight the battle against childhood cancer. In addition, the sunflowers, daisies and roses are nearly guaranteed to cheer up anyone who sees them.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

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