September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so here are some ways to help people be aware and some facts you can share to help spread the word!
Ways to Help Raise Awareness
- Start a team for the Tulsa CureSearch Walk on September 20th!
- Share your fundraising link on FaceBook.
- Share childhood cancer facts on social media.
- Host a fundraiser, invite your friends, and donate the proceeds.
- Wear a gold ribbon and share your story.
- We challenge you to take the Whipping Childhood Cancer Challenge!
- Order/sell cancer awareness items (magnets, bracelets, t-shirts) and donate proceeds.
- Participate in the Go Gold Project.
- Let your child have a lemonade stand and donate proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
- Write your Representatives & Senators and tell them why childhood cancer research funding is important to you.
- Share this video from St. Baldericks.
- Share this video from The Truth 365.
- Do a garage sale or bake sale and donate the proceeds.
- Talk to your local businesses or church about doing a fundraiser for childhood cancer or in honor of your child.
Facts to Share (Face to Face, FaceBook, Tweet…)
- Every day, 42 children are diagnosed with cancer.
- 12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive.
- Children’s cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.
- The average age of children diagnosed is six.
- More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
- 60% of children who survive cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
- There are approximately 375,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States. That equates to 1 in 530 adults ages 20-39.
- More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
- Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer.
- Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 3 minutes.
Please make sure you find your statistics from a reputable source. These are quoted from CureSearch and St. Baldericks.
Do you have an idea of how to raise awareness or funding? Please comment below!