Lessen 47 Resources

Thank you for participating in Lessen 47 to end kids’ cancer!

Below are resources you can use to help raise awareness of pediatric cancer!

Kids’ Cancer Statistics

  • 47 kids are diagnosed with cancer every day in the U.S.
  • Cancer is the number 1 cause of disease-related death in kids in the U.S.
    • Overall, cancer is the second leading cause of death, surpassed only by injuries
  • 95% of childhood cancer survivors will have a significant health-related issue by the time they are 45 (most often the result of treatment, or an effect of the cancer itself)
  • The overall incidence of childhood cancer is increasing at a rate of nearly 1% each year since 1975
    • Brain and other CNS cancers saw the greatest increase in 2011-2012 (45% increase compared to 1976-1977)
  • The average cost for one child diagnosed with cancer is 2018 was $833,000 (medical costs and lost parental wages)
  • Siblings of children with cancer are at higher risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • The average number of potential life years lost when a child dies of cancer is 70 (compares to 15 for adults)

Lessen 47 Phrases and Calls to Action

  • TOGETHER, we can lessen 47!
  • Give to lessen 47!
  • Help the next 47 kids! RIGHT NOW with your clicks
  • Give kids with cancer more than hope: Give them health. Give them a future. Give them your generosity.

Lessen 47 Hashtags

  • #Lessen47
  • #FundKidsCancerResearch
  • #KidsCancer
  • #ResearchSavesLives
  • #MoreThanHope
  • #GiveKidsBetterDays

Lessen 47 Graphics

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