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Choose Hope: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

There is nothing quite as devastating as hearing about a child who has cancer. During the month of September, we honor the children and families who are affected by cancer and hope for continued research and cures for these rare diseases.
 
Thousands of children are diagnosed every month, and in the United States, one out of every five children with cancer will not survive. These are frightening statistics. The majority of kids who do survive will suffer long-term side effects from chemotherapy, radiation and surgery because these invasive treatments are given when their brains and bodies are still developing.
 
Since lingering pain is often a lasting side effect of chemotherapy, children need a way to manage pain so they can run around and play outside. Milkweed Balm offers a safe and effective alternative to oral medications, as the natural oils are massaged directly into the skin and help soothe their muscles.  
 
Milkweed is the host plant for the monarch butterfly. Without it, the monarch butterfly would become extinct. The caterpillar needs the milkweed to develop into a butterfly, just like we need food to grow. Telling children about the magic monarch and its use of the milkweed plant may help them relate their own needs and the use of Milkweed Balm.

Improving the quality of life for all cancer patients, young and old, is the focus of many researchers today.