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Neuroblastoma

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At ACS Home Services, we understand that heating and cooling matter, but by no means do we think that they are ALL that matter.  Giving back in some way, shape or form is part of our culture. We feel that the more we have, the more we should give back. A dear friend of mine heads up an amazing charity that contributes tremendously in the fight against childhood cancer. Please click here to visit their website.     ~ Josue Cabrera

 

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What is Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma (nb) is a cancer that affects children. It is among the most common childhood tumors, accounting for 15% of all pediatric cancer deaths.

Neuroblastoma typically affects kids under five years old and is not usually diagnosed until the tumor grows and presents symptoms. The majority of childhood neuroblastoma cases are aggressive, showing survival rates of less than 30% with standard chemotherapy, and a disturbing 50% relapse rate. Once relapsed, there is currently no curative treatment, and for those under five years old, the survival rate is less than ten percent.

As such, new therapeutic approaches are urgently needed to treat these children.

 

Neuroblastoma Facts and Figures:

  • Most common cancer in infants.
  • 650+ cases per year in the US.
  • Solid mass cancer (tumor).
  • Nearly half of kids diagnosed are under two years old.
  • Nearly half of kids who reach remission relapse.
  • There is no cure for relapsed neuroblastoma.
  • Neuroblastoma is one of 12+ types of childhood cancer.

2nd Friday Movie on the Lawn

We’re excited to announce that 60 people participated in our ACS Home Services inaugural “2nd Friday Movie on the Lawn” on September 9th. We had a wide selection of food and drinks available and viewed the classic movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our volunteers and the Tampa Bay community for an incredible evening!

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Don’t miss us next time! Mark your calendars for the second Friday of every month and join us for some family-friendly fun!

Upcoming Showings:

10/14/16
11/11/16
12/09/16
01/13/17
02/10/17
03/10/16