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Bows to mark National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for sale
CURE bows

SAVANNAH -- September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and CURE Childhood Cancer is making it easy for everyone to share in the fight against childhood cancer by selling beautifulbows designed to attach to mailboxes. The large gold bows accented with small red and white one at the center feature a 2021 CURE Childhood Cancer tag.


The bows are a simple but meaningful way to shine a light on childhood cancer during Septembe. CURE hopes to sell 2,500 bows in the South Georgia and Lowcountry area, which would raise $75,000.


“We know that research is the key to achieving significant progress in the fight against childhood cancer,” said Kristin Connor, executive director for CURE. “With our gold bow effort we hope to stand in unity with all families fighting this disease by displaying the bows throughout September. All funds raised by the bow sale will be used to provide critical support to childhood cancer patients and their families and to advance targeted research into better treatments and cures for cancers which affect children.”


Below are some quick facts about CURE and childhood cancer:


·         Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death due to disease in children, and incident rates have been on the rise for the last 25 years.

·         Since 1980, only four drugs have been approved by the FDA specifically to fight childhood cancer. In the same time frame, hundreds of drugs have been approved to treat cancers in adults.

·         CURE Childhood Cancer funds research into the development of targeted therapies that have potential to be at the bedside of children who need them within five years. CURE also provides emergency financial assistance for families suffering hardship as a result of a child’s diagnosis and treatment, counseling, lodging and other support aimed at addressing the critical and urgent needs of patients and their families.


The bows are available for purchase at The bows cannot be shipped, but are available for pick up via a neighborhood captain (list on website) or at several local businesses. Online bow pre-sales end August 20. For information on how to participate in the program after August 20, please e-mail

About CURE Childhood Cancer

Founded in 1975, Atlanta-based CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children, CURE dedicates millions of dollars annually to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. Through innovative programming, CURE Childhood Cancer also provides crisis oriented support to patients and their families, addressing their most critical and urgent needsFor more information visit