SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

See how you can make a difference to help kids fighting pediatric cancer by supporting Four Diamonds families in September and year-round. 

 

What is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?

 

Each September, families, caregivers, researchers and charities around the world unite in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A Presidential Proclamation recognizing National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was first issued by President Barack Obama in September 2012. 

 

FACTS ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER

Treatment outcomes for children with cancer have made tremendous improvements over the past 50 years, but the reality is one in five children with cancer will still die of their disease within five years.* Four Diamonds is on a mission to change this reality. You can help children and families fighting cancer by raising awareness and taking action For The Kids®.

Four Diamonds child Celia, 11, and her mom Sara

 

How You Can Help Kids During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Whether you are looking to spread the word about the importance of cancer research or you want to participate in an event supporting a childhood cancer nonprofit, there are many activities that you can be involved in to join the fight against pediatric cancer.  

 

Make A Life-Saving Gift

1. Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer and Influence Change

To help you in sharing the facts about childhood cancer, and the urgent need for support, we’ve collected some of the easiest ways that you can raise awareness through social media and materials.

 

  1. Update your Facebook profile picture with a gold ribbon, which is the international symbol for childhood cancer awareness.
  2. Download and print Four Diamonds posters and childhood cancer statistics. Hang these at your business, at your desk or in your classroom!
  3. Follow Four Diamonds on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to share our photos, videos and stories with your own social networks using #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth and #GoGoldFTK.
  4. Share your passion and childhood cancer statistics on social media to rally others around your cause. Below are some sample posts you may want to share, and check out our new digital toolkit!

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2. PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL BUSINESSES' FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

 

Jersey Mike’s (Harrisburg, Pa. area)

Kick Cancer to the DIRT (Lancaster, Pa.)

Family-Owned Markets (Lancaster, Pa. area)

H2L Studio (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)

Palmyra Grocery Outlet (Palmyra, Pa.)

Penn State Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology

Sign Gypsies (Harrisburg, Hershey, Pa.)

Gettysburg Rocks (Gettysburg, Pa.)

Klick Lewis (Palmyra, Pa.)

 

3. SUPPORT A YEAR-ROUND FUNDRAISER DURING CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

Register for the Virtual THON 5K, powered by PNC

 

Support, organize or participate in a Four Diamonds Mini-THON®

 

 

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4. Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer & Host Your Own Fundraiser

Our work depends on you. Make a difference by turning your activities into fundraising campaigns to help raise awareness and funds for our cause. Fundraising can be easy. Create a Personal Campaign in just a few steps:

1. Create a page.

2. Set a goal and customize your campaign page.

3. Spread the word and invite people to donate!

 

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As a childhood cancer charity, Four Diamonds is funded by generous supporters and businesses!

 

 

 

#PartnersInTheFight to conquer childhood cancer

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