CHARLESTON, WV – In recognition of the courage displayed by the children and families across West Virginia as well as the entire nation, who have battled or are currently battling childhood cancer, and in support of efforts to find a cure, Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation today that officially designated September 2019 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in West Virginia.
A ceremony was held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol Building today to present the proclamation to members of the West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders. President of the WVKCC Kelly Wymer was on hand along with West Virginia Senator Glenn Jeffries.
The proclamation reading was followed by a butterfly and balloon release ceremony in honor of the victims of childhood cancers.
The Governor’s proclamation noted that childhood cancer remains the number one disease-related killer of children in the nation, taking the lives of more children than asthma, juvenile diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and pediatric AIDS combined.