SEDONA AZ (July 5, 2012) – The Sedona Fire District has joined with the Sedona-Verde Valley Firefighter’s Charities in offering the public an opportunity in making a difference in our community. Join in supporting local families in dealing with the challenges of a child diagnosed with cancer by purchasing a paver to be placed in front of SFD Fire Station #1, 2860 Southwest Drive in west Sedona, Arizona.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children ages one to 14. The overall survival rate for childhood cancer is close to 80% because treatment cure rates have increased. It is estimated there are 270,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the U.S. Two-thirds of those that do survive face at least one chronic health condition. Late-effects of treatment can include heart damage, hearing loss, growth deficits and more.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, families are not only impacted emotionally but financially. By purchasing a paver you will enhance the entrance of your local fire station and more importantly, you will enhance the life of a local child in the community.
Pavers are available in two different sizes: A 6” by 9” paver with three lines of text is $75 and a 6” by 12” paver with six lines of text is $150. All proceeds will be donated to local families to help them deal with the challenges of a child diagnosed with cancer.
For additional information, contact the Sedona Fire District office at 928-282-6800.