13 Sep RMHC Bay Area — Childhood Cancer Awareness Stats
Childhood cancer affects the whole family. Learn about the impact it has.
• “Every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer somewhere in the world.”1
• “Every day, 42 families learn that their child has cancer.” 2
• “The second most common reason for children and their families to stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities Stanford is for oncology and neuro-oncology treatment representing 17% of family served.” 3
• “20% of families utilizing RMHC services come from the Central Valley and Salinas, which are designated medically underserved areas by the Health Resources and Services Administration and are among the most polluted zip codes in the state (80% or greater of the pollution burden).” 3
3: Chahine, Antonio (Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area): Evaluating the Needs of Latinx (Im)migrant Families who Receive Services from Ronald McDonald House Charities, Valley Fellowship Program, Stanford Medicine, 2020.
A year and half ago, Kristin and Jordan lost their seven-month-old daughter, Cecilia Elizabeth, who is known affectionately at RMHC Bay Area as “Baby ...