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Greenville to recognize National Childhood Cancer Awareness month

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - A local non-profit supporting children and families affected by cancer is getting ready for a big month.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Riley's Army wrote an open letter to Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas requesting he honor the agencies in the city that work with kids with cancer.

We reached out to Mayor Thomas and he tells us he's going grant their request and is excited to do it.

He's planning to make a proclamation for all the many local pediatric cancer support and awareness groups in Greenville.

No word yet on when the proclamation will be made.

Here is the letter Riley's Army sent to Mayor Thomas this month:

Dear Mayor Thomas:

September is designated as Childhood or Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. In Greenville, we have several wonderful organizations which help support children with cancer and their families. These include Riley's Army, ALL Awareness, Beaus Buddies, Angels N Camo, Daughters 4 Dads, Dream Factory, Make-A-Wish, and Ronald McDonald House. We also are blessed to have the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital offering specialized Pediatric Oncology services.

I encourage you to recognize these agencies during September by declaring a special day of honor for each agency. Our community is fortunate to have such agencies and they deserve our support.
Riley's Army

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