SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – This month, the Compassus program serving Springfield and the surrounding areas recognizes National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and extends its support to the patients, family members, care staff, volunteers, survivors and others affected by the disease.
“At Compassus, we understand how a diagnosis like cancer can turn the lives of a family upside down, especially if it’s for your child,” said Amy Winburn, executive director of Compassus – Springfield. “This month, we pay tribute to all those who lend their strength to children fighting pediatric cancer and offer our support and assistance in helping raise awareness in our community,” said Amy Winburn, executive director of Compassus – Springfield.
Childhood cancer is an unfortunate reality that affects approximately 15,780 children in the U.S. each year. For children battling a life-threatening diagnosis, hospice offers a comprehensive level of care, assuring their physical, psychological and emotional needs are met.
Compassus – Springfield will recognize “Gold Ribbon Heroes” this month by presenting gold ribbons to those who have made a positive impact on the lives of those facing pediatric cancer.
For more information about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please visit acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/.
For more information about Compassus – Springfield, visit compassus.com/springfield or call (417) 882-0453.