I make a lot of stupid posts on this website but this post is serious and important
since tumblr likes to raise awareness for a lot of causes I think this cause is one that needs to be fucking talked about.
Childhood cancer is a big fucking problem and no one likes to talk about it because no one likes to think of little kids with cancer and parents who lose their children and yeah its very hard to think about but it’s even harder to be those kids and those parents especially when you’re not getting the attention and funding you should. Most people probably like to think kids can’t get cancer but unlike society, Cancer doesn’t discriminate against age, skin color, gender, or race. And kids get cancer.
Cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death in children between the ages of 1-17 and even to age 24 (Which is the age of like 90% of tumblr users). These cancers are mostly genetic since children are rarely introduced to many carcinogens at young ages. So these kids are born and have no idea why they get sick until all of a sudden a doctor finds a tumor.
Childhood cancer is NOT FUCKING FUNDED WITH THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IT SHOULD BE AND THAT’S BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THESE KIDS BECAUSE THEY WOULD RATHER TURN A BLIND EYE AND ITS FUCKED UP.
These kids also can’t fight for themselves! YOU KNOW WHY BREAST CANCER HAS ALMOST 5 TIMES MORE FUNDING THAT PEDIATRIC CANCER??? BECAUSE WOMEN WORKED THEIR ASSES OFF TO FIGHT FOR IT!
By the way the average age at diagnosis of breast cancer is 61 opposed to the average age that a child is diagnosed with cancer which is 10. By the way Breast cancer is the sixth most common cause of death by disease of women in America. In comparison, cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of America’s children. Not to say Breast cancer isn’t a worthy cause but just to show you HOW MUCH THESE KIDS REALLY NEED OUR ATTENTION!!!
Please guys I know this post is long and serious but there is so much you can do for these kids. I volunteer to help out at a center for children with cancer which doesn’t take money out of my wallet but I can donate my time to be with the sweetest kids in the world. And you can donate to tons of charities! Send me an ask if you want recommendations for charities to donate to! I’m going to be starting up my own charity soon so if you follow me stay tuned for that! But please please please read this and pay attention and do some research because these kids deserve more attention and research funding!