At the Selectmen meeting of September 7, First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor read a proclamation designating September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
According to Circle of Care, a nonprofit that provides assistance to families who have a child with cancer, about 200 children in Connecticut are diagnosed with cancer each year.
The organization says survival rates are improving, but families need critical support along the way.
Since its founding in 2003, Circle of Care has assisted over 3,200 families and provided more than $5 million in services. More information is available at thecircleofcare.org, where donations are welcome.