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BES 'Goes Gold' For Childhood Cancer Awareness - Brevard, NC


October 9, 2017

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The Desmelik family prepares for a large group photo behind a banner created to recognize "National Childhood Cancer Awareness" Month in September.

On Sept. 22, students, staff and parents of Brevard Elementary School joined forces with fourth-grader Holmes Desmelik and his family to "Go Gold" and raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is recognized nationally throughout September.

Of all the research funds spent to fight and cure cancer, under 4 percent goes to childhood cancer, which concerns families greatly. Cancer strikes 1 in 285 children in the United States and, unlike virtually every other disease, pediatric cancer is still growing by about 1 percent every year.

Using the phrase "More Than Four," and th...

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