Monday, Oct 18th

Last updateMon, 18 Oct 2021 9am

You are here: Home Section Table Good Work Bridge Lighting To Honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
first
  
last
 
 
start
stop
first
  
last
 
 
start
stop

Bridge Lighting To Honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

TappanZeeOn Tuesday evening September 14, 2021, the Mario Cuomo Bridge was lit in gold in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to Pediatric Cancer Foundation President, Pamela Strauss Peligri, “The bridge lighting symbolizes a light of hope that PCF carries, to embrace a future without pediatric cancer. We are deeply appreciative of NYS Senator Shelley Mayer of the 37th district, and her team for creating this promise of hope in “914” on 9-14, a date we will always remember.”

Since 1970 the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization has been on the front lines in the fight to eradicate childhood cancer, which is the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. Unfortunately, however, pediatric cancer research only receives 4% of all the cancer research funding that the government provides. PCF hopes that lighting the Mario Cuomo Bridge in gold sends a message to policy makers that 4% of federal funds for pediatric cancer research is not enough!

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation has several fundraising events during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month such as the September PCF Facebook Fundraiser, Gold Streaks, Beads for Proceeds and an upcoming Bake Sale at the Westchester Mall on Sunday September 26th from 11am to 1 pm. For more information on how to support pediatric cancer research please visit www.pcfcares.org.

(Photo Credit: Daniel Love)

 

Leave a Comment

Share on Myspace
first
  
last
 
 
start
stop