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‘Streak of Sunshine’ charity raises awareness to childhood cancer

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(PIX11) -- "A Streak of Sunshine for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month" was started six years ago by 11-year-old cancer survivor Andie Ofsink, and her family.

According to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, one in every 300 boys and one in every 333 girls will be diagnosed with cancer by age 20.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness and funds, people on Long Island are putting a 'streak of sunshine' in their hair.

With the help and support of  Ofsink, the organization has grown to more than 5 salons.

Participating salons are currently promoting the charity, where all month long, children and adults can get a golden hair streak for $10.

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The objective is to educate people regarding childhood cancers, research for cures, and the and treatment.

You can learn more about Make-A-Wish and see a list for participating salons at http://metrony.wish.org/.