Everyone is welcome to eat with us on February 18th and post their photos to our social media accounts.
But, if you want to go one step further and help us spread the word and awareness, here’s how!
Call Local Oncology Unit
Phone calls are powerful things. Call the CHILD LIFE department of your local children’s hospital a call and see if they are planning to participate.
1) If THEY can provide ice cream the morning of the 18th for the children and families they serve.
2) If they would allow ice cream to be delivered to them and distribute it to the unit.
Tell Your People
We all have a unique circle of influence.
We have had connections who are able to pick up the phone and call major newspaper, sports teams and celebrities. Use your connections to raise awareness.
Let Shops Know
Contact the 3 ice cream shops that are closest to your home today.
In the past, we have had ice cream shops host in person events, create special ice cream flavors and donate portion of their sales for the day.
Ice cream shops are often run by kind hearted people who are looking for a way to use their product to make a difference!
Why do we champion childhood cancer awareness?
- 15,780 children diagnosed each year in the USA alone.
- 300,000 children diagnosed each year worldwide.
- One child diagnosed every 3 minutes.
- Leading cause of death by disease for children.
- In 2020, the overall 5 year survival rate for childhood cancer is close to 80%. However, two-thirds of those who do survive face at least one chronic health condition and one quarter face a late-effect from treatment that is classified as severe or life-threatening.
- In 2020, 20% of children diagnosed will die within 5 years.
- One in 285 children WILL be diagnosed with cancer.
- Only 3.2% of all cancer research dollars go towards preventing and curing pediatric cancers.*
And lastly, we champion pediatric cancer, because its personal to us. Our Malia Grace Peterson, was taken from us at the age of nine, after a 14 month battle with Wilms Tumor. Her cancer was aggressive, but so was her treatment from the amazing staff at Children’s Hospital in Minnesota. They did ALL they could, but we more funding for better treatment and more cures for kids.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, but pediatric cancer affects kids and their families 365 days a year.
*Stats updated 1/26/2021 from American Childhood Cancer Organization.
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