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Reading For Research

A personal campaign sponsored by Andrea Wagner

February 1, 2021


Did you know that each year, more than 15,000 kids and young adults are diagnosed with cancer—that’s about 43 per day. Did you know cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children, yet only 4% of the billions of dollars that are annually spent on cancer research and treatments are directed towards treating childhood cancer? Did you know that since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer, as compared with the hundreds of drugs that have been created exclusively for adults? Did you know, right here in Minnesota, groundbreaking cancer research is being funded by parents, communities, and organizations that WILL make a difference? We are STRONGER TOGETHER and can make an enormous impact for the pediatric Cancer community reading one minute at a time.