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6 Ways You Can Help Kids with Cancer

Author: St. Baldrick’s Foundation

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know:

  • 1 in every 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer

  • In the U.S., one out of every five children with cancer will not survive

  • The vast majority of kids who do survive will suffer long-term side effects

  • 14,583 kids will be diagnosed with cancer this month alone

And every single one of them is hoping that the next treatment is the one that will

save their life.

Learn more about childhood cancers >

You can help. By funding research, you are giving every child with cancer the

hope for a cure. Dr. Benjamin Mizukawa, a St. Baldrick’s Scholar at Cincinnati

Children’s Hospital Medical Center, puts it this way:

“When you save a child’s life, you affect families, future generations, and

everyone that child will influence over a lifetime. When you support a scientist,

you affect not only the current work, but all the trainees, collaborators, and

personnel connected to the work, and all their future studies that will follow

over a lifetime. “

That’s right: When you get involved, you’re changing lives now and for years to come.

Here’s what you can do this September to make a difference in the lives of kids

with cancer.


Spread the word about the realities of childhood cancer. Watch these six short

videos and share them on your social media profiles with your friends. It’s a quick and

easy way to get the message across.

Watch Our NEW Videos

Make a donation. It’s the simplest way to make sure the research keeps going. It’s

the only path to a cure, and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is paving the way.

Be a part of that.

Give

Kids need adults to speak on their behalf, and yours is just the voice we’re looking

for. Sign up for our advocacy action network.

Join Speak Up

Bring a new or returning St. Baldrick’s event to your community! Or sign up to

shave your head, either at an event or as a “virtual shavee.”

Organize an Event

You don’t have to shave your head to raise money. You can run a 5K, read

a stack of books, jump rope for 24 hours — the sky is the limit! (Well, nearly.

Some exclusions apply.) Just do what you want, and ask your friends and family to

make a donation.

Hold a September Fundraiser

Subscribe to our emails to get childhood cancer stories, research breakthroughs,

and important news delivered right to your inbox. If you like something you see,

share it with your friends!

Sign Up for Our Emails

Need more ideas? Come back and visit us here on the blog, where we will be

sharing inspiring stories all month long.

This September, do something to help kids with cancer.

 

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The above post was originally posted here.

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