Optimist International and the St. Paul Optimist Club support OI efforts for Childhood Cancer Campaign -- "Providing the Care ... Finding the Cure"
Did you know that each year more than 12,000 children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer? Did you also know that one in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of 20? Due to statistics such as these, Optimist Clubs are encouraged to participate in this program by building awareness of the disease, providing assistance to childhood cancer patients and their families and supporting research to find a cure.
The CCC program model is built to accentuate four areas of service on which Members can focus:
- Support to children diagnosed and receiving treatment for cancer
- Support to families and care partners of children with cancer
- Support to health care and service providers
- Support for cancer research
WHAT DO WE DO? The local St. Paul Optimist Club helps support these efforts by recycling printer and toner cartridges from homes and businesses, and with locally placed Cancer Banks at local merchants.