Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., almost 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year. The survival rate is an impressive 80%, but that’s not enough. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down and the effects of a successful treatment can linger long after the disease has been treated. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month spotlights pediatric cancer, survivor programs, and most importantly, it raises awareness and necessary funds for research and family support.