Commitment to Community

Avitus Group Supports Noah’s Bandage Project in Kansas City – Fights Pediatric Cancer

Team Avitus Group joined a group of local superheroes October 19, 2018 in the Kansas City area at Noah’s Crown Town Classic. The annual golf tournament supports Noah’s Bandage Project, a non-profit organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research via Children’s Mercy Hospital. This year the golf tournament helped to raise more than $33,000! Thanks to everyone who supports this wonderful organization. Learn more about Noah’s story here.

Facts about Childhood Cancer

  • Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 min
  • In the US, 43 kids are diagnosed every day (15,700 a year)
  • 6 kids will die every day in the US from cancer
  • Average years of life lost to cancer for a child – 71
  • Average age at cancer diagnosis – 6
  • Cancer is the number 1 cause of death by disease among children
  • 1 in 285 kids in the US will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 20
  • 2/3 of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting, chronic conditions from treatment
  • 35,000 kids are currently in treatment for cancer
  • The most common cancers in children are (childhood) leukemia (32%), brain tumors (18%), and lymphomas (11%)

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