Live 4 Tay Foundation
At Absolute Pest Control, we believe strongly in giving back to our community. We participate in several fundraisers and donate to St. Jude’s. Recently with met with part of the Filorimo family. Taylor Filorimo’s story touched us. We would like to share part of her story with you and ask that you visit the website here and Facebook page here.
- Cancer is the leading came of death in children.
- Each year in the United States, approximately 13,500 children and adolescents 18 and under are diagnosed with cancer, that’s more than a classroom of kids a day. (Sources: Center for Disease Control and Children’s Oncology Group)
- Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class or geographic region. (Source: Centers for Disease Control data)
- About one in 500 young adults is a childhood cancer survivor. Nearly 2/3 of the survivors later experience significant and chronic medical problems or develop secondary cancers as adults that result from the treatment of their original cancer. (Source: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital)
- In the last 20 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only two pediatric cancer drugs—Clolar (clofarabine) and Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi)—that were initially studied in children. Other drugs for children’s cancers were first studied in or approved for adults with cancer. (American Association for Cancer Research)
- Incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up 29% in the past 20 years. (Source: National Cancer Institute)
- Cancer treatments can affect a child’s growth, fertility, and endocrine system. Child survivors may be permanently immunologically suppressed. (Source: National Cancer Institute)