As part of their commitment to helping the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) fulfill its mission, AquaClimb recently donated a $5,000 check to ACCO to coincide with this year’s annual Childhood Cancer Action Days on June 15 and 16, hosted by the Alliance for Childhood Cancer. The action days center around activities in Washington, D.C., during which cancer organizations from around the nation are joining together to make their voices heard in Congress. The campaign is called #StepUp: Make Childhood Cancer a National Health Priority. More than 300 advocates were expected to attend.
Laura Grandner, General Manager of AquaClimb, said “Childhood cancers get just 4% of funding from the National Cancer Institute, and that needs to change.” Currently, most pediatric cancers are treated with adult cancer treatments, which are extremely rough on young, developing bodies. Making childhood cancer a national health priority would ensure that more treatments and techniques were developed to specifically address cancers in children, and thus improve survival rates and other outcomes. One out of every four children with cancer will not survive.
AquaClimb is the world’s leading manufacturer of safe and fun aquatic climbing walls. You can find more information about AquaClimb at aquaclimb.com. To get involved with making a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families, visit acco.org.