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Childhood Cancer Campaign

"Providing the Care...Finding the Cure"

Did you know that each year more than 12,000 children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer? Did you also know that one in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of 20? Because of statistics such as these, Optimist Clubs are encouraged to participate in this program by building awareness of the disease, providing assistance for children and their families, and supporting research to find a cure.

In December 2001, the Optimist International Board of Directors established the CCC as the organization's primary focus program for the next five years. The CCC program model is built to accentuate four areas of service on which members can focus:

  • Support to children diagnosed and receiving treatment for cancer
  • Support to families and care partners of children with cancer
  • Support to healthcare and service providers
  • Support for cancer research

CHILDHOOD Cancer Coin Banks are located at several businesses in Hopewell.Donations can be made to Childhood Cancer fund through the Hopewell Optimist Club P.O. Box 1194 Hopewell,va 23860.