3 Facts About Childhood Cancer

During the month of September, the entire United States comes together to honor and raise awareness for children and families affected by childhood cancer. Every year, more than 15,000 children receive a cancer diagnosis. In the United States, one in 285 children under age 20 will be diagnosed with a cancer each year. While relatively rare, pediatric cancers are often devastating. These cancers are the leading cause of death from disease of children and adolescents.

This is why the Dave Cantin Group is committed to giving back. 

Did you know?

A percentage of all DCG revenues are proudly donated to a charity that fights pediatric cancer in the location of acquired dealerships that we serve. This money is not raised. DCG delivers all of the donations directly to these organizations to ensure that the funds are properly placed.

Here are more reasons why DCG promises to fund pediatric cancer charities in the communities we are honored to serve:

  • Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.About 300,000 kids worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year. In 2016, 215,000 of these children were ages 0- 14 years-old and 85,000 were between the ages of 15 and 19 years old.
  • In 1975, just over 50% of children diagnosed with cancer survived their disease. Because of major treatment advances in recent decades, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more.
  • Pediatric cancer is a devastating disease, and there are many obstacles facing treatment for these children. Some of these obstacles include a critical lack of funding compared to adult research as well as the many legal and financial difficulties of academic cancer research progressing into actual clinical trials.

“This is a cause very close to my heart. I believe children are the way of the future, and I won’t stop until the day when no child has to hear the words: You have cancer.”” -Dave Cantin, CEO and Founder of Dave Cantin Group

Learn more about how DCG is giving back 

#GoGold for September and here’s how you can help in your communities, too:

  • Do one thing in the fight against childhood cancer in September. Show children affected by cancer and their families that they’re not alone in this battle.
  • Become familiar with childhood cancer: the signs and stats, and of the many resources available.
  • Volunteer at your local hospitals and ask how you can become a force for good in a child’s life.