Knowing is half the battle, a local group is aimed at educating the public about pediatric cancer

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – If you call Yuma County home, you know the Campa family. For four years, the Yuma community prayed with the Campas while their daughter Kate fought vigorously against cancer.

It’s been a little over a year since Yuma lost an incredible young lady. But her memory lives on and her family continues to fight for other children battling childhood cancer.

In memory of such an incredible Yuman, the AdvoKate Foundation was established. The foundation’s mission is to support families and educate the public about childhood cancer.

On Monday, November 22, 2021, AdvoKate will host its very first Hope Walk in Smucker Park. The free event starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm

Lily Campa, Kate’s mother and director of AdvoKate, says November 22 is International Ewing Sarcoma Day and the date is special in itself because Ewing Sarcoma has been linked to the disruption of the 11th and 22nd chromosomes.

The walk will include information stations with information about childhood cancer in the Yuma region. The entire Yuma community is invited to attend and show their support.

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