Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which seeks both to increase awareness about childhood cancer, as well as raise funds for organizations supporting children with cancer.
While anytime of year is a great time to host a cancer for a childhood cancer organization, September is an especially appropriate time to raise some money for kids in need. The American Childhood Cancer Association features a webpage listing a few of their annual fundraisers. Options like Go Gold: The Run lets you start or get involved in running a 5K or 10K to raise money, while bringing a PJammin event to your school or workplace allows you to raise money simply by showing up in your PJ’s.
The American Childhood Cancer Organization also offers information about advocacy training here. This allows you to join in their goal to fight for children with cancer at a political level, advocating for them at various levels of government, and across political divides.
If you’d like to get involved a little more directly, volunteering is an option. Visit St. Jude’s website to learn about ways you can volunteer your time to help out. Other websites, such as Cancer Kids First, also offer a variety of volunteering opportunities, from helping make e-cards, to participating in Zoom events.
If you want to get involved, but these aren’t the right option for you, donating is another good way to show your support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The American Childhood Cancer Association, St. Jude, and Cancer Kids First are only a few of the options out there, and no amount is too small. Most organizations also allow you to set up recurring donations, so that even if you can only donate a small amount, you can consider adding to it on a regular basis.