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 you can do that. We would LOVE your help!
- Interact with our social media accounts freely – The more LIKES, COMMENTS and SHARES we have, the further the message goes. Share away!
- Post the event on social media and tell your friends, family, Facebook groups, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest followers that you’ll be participating and why they should too.
- Ask your local ice cream shop to get involved and share the event.
- Let your local children’s oncology unit know about the day, so that they can tell their patients and provide ice cream for the unit (and if you have the means, offer to provide ice cream yourself).
- Invite others to get involved and spread the word. Including: your child’s school, local newspapers, sports teams, blog owners, your co-workers, celebrities, musicians, sports players, radio personalities, TV hosts, news anchors, managers of Facebook groups, forums or Listserves.
- If you are hosting an event, let us know! We want to support you.
Sharable videos and graphics below, feel free to use anything from the website and link back to it. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
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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