The American Childhood Cancer Organization is dedicated to fighting this last great disease killer of children. They are engaged in this ongoing struggle because they understand the emotional and physical toll childhood cancer takes on its victims and their families, because they have been touched by it.
The ACCO (formerly known as Candlelighters) was founded by a talented and committed group of parents whose children were diagnosed with cancer at a time when surviving childhood cancer was nearly impossible. Since that day, they have grown from a small group of committed parents to one of the nation’s largest, grassroots organizations dedicated to making the lives of children and families suffering from this disease and its long-term side effects easier.
For more information visit their website here.
To learn even more about American Childhood Cancer Organization listen to our Community Council interview with Ruth Hoffman below: