Did you know in the U.S., about 15,800 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. And, that is just the US... While survival rates for many types of childhood cancer have improved, for too many children, cancer will shorten their lives too soon. Cancer remains the most common cause of death by disease for children in America. Over the years, Newland has had many students who have had to battle cancer. This Friday, I ask you to join Newland as well as The Fountain Valley School District in acknowledging International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. We invite all students to wear gold or yellow as well as bring a dollar for donation. Teachers will collect all money to be donated to the Irvine based Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. I hope that one day soon, no child will have to face a cancer diagnosis.