September is recognized as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Marked by thousands of families, survivors and caregivers touched by childhood cancer, it is a time to honor the more than 40,000 children and adolescents currently being treated in the United States, as well as the estimated 270,000 childhood cancer survivors.
Did you know that cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. today? While we are dedicated to fighting childhood cancer all year long, we are hopeful that by focusing on the children impacted by this devastating disease during the month of September, we can truly make a difference.
Because less than 2% of federal funding for cancer research is directed at solving cancers that impact our children, we are challenging our community to raise $1,000 each day throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in honor and in memory of all of the children we serve. Our goal at month's end is to raise $30,000 to put towards the fight to end childhood cancer and, most importantly, to honor our brave warriors One Day at a Time!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Your support allows us to continue our pioneering role in pediatric cancer discovery and treatment.
Make an online donation for pediatric oncology
You can designate your gift to go directly for pediatric oncology by typing "pediatric oncology" in the box labeled: SPECIFIC PHYSICIAN OR AREA OF CANCER RESEARCH
Mail a donation to:
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
One Charles Center
100 North Charles Street, Suite 234
Baltimore, MD 21201
Attention: Stephanie Davis/September
PLAN AN EVENT TO BENEFIT CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH
Plan an event benefitting The Division of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins and supporting childhood cancer research. Please contact Stephanie Davis by phone at 410-516-2385 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE
Become a childhood cancer research advocate. Contact your elected official today and ask for their support for additional childhood cancer research funding. For more information on mobilizing as many voices as possible to raise awareness and ensure childhood cancer research is a national public policy priority. Read more