Chasin' Crazy Raises Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Chasin' Crazy visited the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville this morning to entertain and visit with those who are fighting Childhood Cancer on the frontlines.

The band performed for staff, families and patients, and was simulcast via CCTV to patient rooms and other areas of the hospital.

"This has been an amazing experience for us, and this relationship with Vanderbilt Children's

Hospital is one that we want to grow and continue. We’ll be back!" said Jimmy-James Hunter.

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the band is adding gold ribbons (the official symbol of Childhood Cancer Awareness) to the bands official online properties, and is asking their fans to support the movement and do the same.

The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and - importantly - to help raise funds for research and family support. Supporters are encouraged to donate by clicking this

link: https://webapp.mis.vanderbilt.edu/olga/pub/landing?appealCode=M15C1

About Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and - importantly - to help raise funds for research and family support.

Some notes about childhood cancer:

  • A classroom full of kids is diagnosed in the US every day.

  • 1 in every 4 elementary schools has a student with cancer and the average high school has 2.

  • Only 3.8% of all cancer research funding is for pediatric cancer.

  • In the past 20 years, invasive pediatric cancer is up 29% and in those 20 years the FDA has initially approved only one drug for any childhood cancer.

For more information, or to learn how you can help, visit https://acco.org.

Photo Credit: James Stewart

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