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September is CHILDhood Cancer Awareness Month
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Thursday, September 04, 2014
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The red phone is ringing, it’s time to suit up.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, so “Go Gold” this month for these little cancer-fighting superheroes that face a great evil every day.

In recognition of the month, local cancer families have band together to give back to the community by organizing family-fun events that will also raise awareness for the cause and money for research.

“We are excited to be part of this effort,” said Athens resident Jamie Newton, father to 10-year-old cancer survivor, Sydney Newton. “The cause is close to our hearts, and we want to present our community with the opportunities we know it will want to respond to,” Newton said.

Superhero Dress-up Day is Sept. 12, followed by Superhero Fun Day on Sept. 13, and Cruisin' for the Kids, a benefit car and bike show, on Sept. 20.

Businesses, schools and individuals are encouraged to wear superhero costumes or T-shirts on Sept. 12 to show solidarity in support for what these children endure in treatments.

Have fun showing off favorite superhero fashions and share the support by posting pictures to the event’s Facebook page at or tweet to #superheroesforchildhoodcancer. Businesses and schools are also encouraged to coordinate their own activity or something unique for their customers, employees and students to make it a memorable day.

Local superheroes wanted

“I hope that we see superheroes all over Athens that weekend,” said Athens resident Kelly Cain, mother to 16-year-old cancer fighter MaKenzy Cain. “It is such a positive and fun way to show your support for these kids who are the real superheroes. Awareness is where support begins and I think this is a great way to grab some attention.”

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