Concert and Prayer Vigil for Childhood Cancer
Set for September 21st at Watters Creek in Allen
Community Invited to
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Event
ALLEN, Texas (August 9, 2013)– TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is hosting a event to promote National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September 21st with a prayer vigil and concert, in conjunction with Concerts by the Creek at Watters Creek in Allen located at US 75 and Bethany.
The popular 80’s and Rock Band, White Noise will kick off the evening at 7 pm. At 8:30 pm, special guests will pay tribute to children battling childhood cancer and those lost to childhood cancer followed by a moment of silence.
“Every year thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer,” said Joy Cruse, founder of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “Sadly, there has only been one drug in the last 20 years developed to fight childhood cancer. We need more awareness regarding the devastating impact that cancer has on children. The drugs used to treat children were developed for adults. With more awareness and funds, we can encourage researchers to find new treatments specifically for children battling cancer.”
Participants are invited to spread a blanket on the lawn or dine on the patio of one of the restaurants that surround the park and listen to White Noise.
TeamConnor launched a new childhood cancer icon to represent the cause with a kid friendly caterpillar. The little green icon, known as Connor the Caterpillar, gives hope that children with cancer will one day grow into beautiful butterflies. The signature green of the caterpillar reflects healing. TeamConnor caterpillar tattoos will also be available for kids and adults alike to proudly showcase their support.
Every year, more than 12,400 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates only 3% of its funds to pediatric cancer research. The TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.
For more information, visit teamconnor.orgor find TeamConnor Cancer Foundation on Facebook.