Paige's Pajamarama

Local schools and businesses get cozy for pediatric cancer awareness

Paige’s Butterfly Run is holding Pajamarama Day on September 22nd as part of Children Cancer Awareness Month. Several schools and local businesses in the surrounding Central New York area are participating in the event to spread awareness and raise funds for pediatric cancer.

Each year in the U.S. there are an estimated 15,780 children under the age of 19 who are diagnosed with cancer. Of those children diagnosed, 60 of them are here in Central New York. Many people don't realize how many children locally are struggling and Board President Chris Arnold was one of those people until his daughter, Paige, was diagnosed.

While those that aren't affected by cancer think getting to wear pajamas all day is wonderful, children with cancer don't view it the same. Mary Kate Intaglietta the Executive Director of Paige's Butterfly Run, Inc.said this event shows support for children who have to wear pajamas in the hospital while fighting against cancer. 

If you can’t participate this Friday there are other Childhood Cancer Awareness activities in Syracuse:

- CNS High School is holding a butterfly sale the week of September 25-29 as part of their school spirit week.

- Cathy's Cookie Kitchen in Armory Square is selling butterfly cookies; PBR will receive proceeds

- Modern Malt in Armory Square is selling paper butterflies for $1.00 throughout the month.

- Burdick Toyota, Lexus, Ford and BMW are selling paper butterflies for $5.00 throughout the month.

To learn how you can support Children Cancer Awareness month or would like to have your own Pajamarama you can visit 

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