September is recognized as Childhood cancer awareness month. At the Civic Centre last night, families and friends of those affected gathered to raise the flag of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, as well as release balloons, one for each family who has had a losing battle to cancer.
Paul and Mandy Fowler were present to raise the flag. They lost their son Kayge this year to a rare form of brain cancer. The ceremony drew about 75 people to the steps of the civic centre Thursday.
According to Dayna Caruso, Executive Director Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer, said there are currently thirty-four families in the Sault dealing with childhood cancer. The families are forced to travel to Toronto, Ottawa, London and beyond for treatment.