Blizzard Auction Deemed Huge Success This Year

The WBNO/WQCT 36th Annual Bliz­zard Auc­tion was a huge suc­cess, with Con­quer Child­hood Can­cer NOW get­ting more than $14,000 which will be put to use for treat­ing and defeat­ing child­hood can­cers.

Con­quer Child­hood Can­cer NOW has a three-pronged approach to fight­ing the dis­ease.

One of their goals is to raise aware­ness about child­hood can­cer. Their hope is that the gold rib­bon emblem, which is asso­ci­ated with the issue, becomes as rec­og­niz­able as the pink rib­bon is for breast can­cer aware­ness.

The sec­ond goal is sup­port of child­hood can­cer research. Accord­ing to CCCN’s web­site, there have been no new child­hood can­cer drugs approved in the past 20 years. The group often raises funds for other orga­ni­za­tions specif­i­cally aimed at find­ing new, vital treat­ment options. The group says many child­hood can­cers are already in stage four when first dis­cov­ered.

The group’s third goal is assist­ing fam­i­lies affected by child­hood can­cer. Last year the group helped fam­i­lies buy gro­ceries and fuel, pay util­ity bills and make hol­i­day pur­chases.

The group helped 14 fam­i­lies last year.

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