Group aims to educate West Virginians about childhood cancer

A group fighting pediatric cancer in West Virginia hopes to use social media and other means to educate people about the disease.

“Childhood cancer cuts too many lives short for children,” West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders cofounder Kelly Wymer said in a news release about the state declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The move “allows us to educate the public about the huge impact childhood cancer plays in our state, as well as the fact that the National Cancer Institute only designates four percent of its budget to pediatric cancer,” Wymer said.

The group is encouraging people to share photos of themselves wearing going gold on social media using the hashtags #GOGOLDWV and #WVKID SCC and tagging @WVKIDSCC on Twitter. For information about the event or the group, visit

Funerals for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Ball, Sherman - 2 p.m., Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church.

Clay, Karen - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Clonch, Daniel - 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Harvey, Joseph - 11 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

McClung, L. Bruce - Noon, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Mills, Ambra - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Pitsenbarger, Cindy - 7 p.m., Solid Rock Worship Center, Oak Hill.

Sowards, Teresa - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Stilwell, Jason - 3 p.m., Strange Creek Cemetery, Strange Creek.

Vacheresse, Robert - 12:30 p.m., procession to leave Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Vaughan, Darlene - 10 a.m., Cross Lanes Baptist Church, Cross Lanes.