“Every year, far too many children, over 900 aged 15 and under are diagnosed with cancer in Canada.”
That’s Mayor Nancy Peckford, talking about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Peckford and members of council held a flag raising ceremony outside the North Grenville Municipal Centre Friday to mark the occasion.
She says cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in Canadian children, and calls that a tragedy.
“In raising the flag today,” she says, “we recognize the children and families whose lives are devastated by childhood cancers, and the urgency of supporting research to improve outcomes on these life- threatening conditions.”
Peckford hopes that by making a public declaration of support, children battling cancer and their parents understand that they’re not alone.
“To those that have fought the battle of childhood cancer, in the past or now,” she says, “we see you. We are here for you, and we will continue as a community to find ways to support you.”
If you want to see the flag, it’s flying right now outside the Municipal Centre.