For the month of September, we join in and honor children with pediatric cancer. Here at Paddywax, we support St. Jude Children's Hospital® through our Giveback Collection and want to take time this month to highlight St. Jude's precious work for children with cancer.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
In 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This proclamation was made to bring awareness to pediatric cancer being the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. (Source)
So what is childhood cancer? Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically means a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease, but many types which can be found in different places throughout the body. (Source)
Did you know that 43 children in the U.S are diagnosed with cancer every day? Thanks to St. Jude and treatments invented there, the overall childhood cancer survival rate has gone from 20% to more than 80% since it opened in 1962. (Source)
This cause is truly near and dear to our hearts with the hospital being in our home state of Tennessee. We are happy to announce that we have committed to donate 5% of each Giveback Candle purchase to help their lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
The Collection for St. Jude showcases colorful glazed ceramic candles featuring peaceful and uplifting fragrances with exposed clay pattern designs inspired by the artwork of St. Jude patients. Explore the unique stories, designs, and fragrances of each of these candles here.
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