How you Can Support Childhood Cancer Awareness
Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month? Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t discriminate between race, religion, or age. Cancer effects teenagers, kids and babies with no regard to the life of the child. 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the US. 1 in 5 of those kids will not survive. Childhood cancer survivors will suffer long-term side effects. More than 14,000 kids will be diagnosed with cancer this month alone. September is support childhood cancer awareness month. You can help a child with cancer by helping support childhood cancer awareness in your community:
Support Research Through Donations
One of the simplest ways to support childhood cancer awareness is to make a donation to ensure the research keeps going. The only path to a cure is research. Be a part of that by donating to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation or The St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Change Your Profile
Change your profile picture on twitter and/or Facebook to one of the Childhood Cancer Awareness logos. This shows kids fighting cancer that you are there for them. It also brings awareness that cancer has no limits and a cure needs to be found.
Cutting your Hair
Stand with those little ones fighting cancer by shaving your head or cutting your long hair and donating it to locks of love. Not only do you help a child get a wig, but you spread awareness to others that this isn’t over. Children fight every day and losing their hair is only a part.
Wear a Gold Ribbon
The American Cancer Organization has chosen the gold ribbon to stand for not only a specific childhood cancer, but for all form of childhood cancer. Wearing a gold ribbon sends a clear message without the use of words that you support childhood cancer awareness for all cancers affecting children.
Organize your Own Event
The Go Gold for Kids Event can be organized by you. Each event that you organize helps provide information and support to children currently fighting cancer. The Go Gold for Kids Event helps spread childhood cancer awareness in a supportive environment for families dealing with the traumatic effects of cancer.
Share Inspiring Stories
Help families and children know they aren’t alone in their fight by sharing inspiring stories. Whether by word of mouth, on social media, or in the mail, encourage those around you that they aren’t alone and each step gets us closer to a cure.
What other ways are you going to support childhood cancer awareness? Share in the comments below!