Childhood Cancer

Make an Impact this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
August 16, 2022

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month approaches this September, we are focused not only on many battles for progress, but on winning the war against all forms of cancers that attack babies, children, teens and young adults.

Thanks to St. Baldrick’s supporters, researchers are making advancements and discoveries daily. And the work of our advocates has also changed the game, resulting in the National Cancer Institute more than doubling its investment in childhood cancer research.

But now is the time to take more action, push forward and use the momentum we have to reach our vision of living in a world where kids no longer die of cancer, and survivors live longer, healthier lives.

As a volunteer and donor powered charity, every bit of progress St. Baldrick’s makes possible is a direct result of individuals like YOU.

This year, for Childhood Cancer Awareness month, our goal is to raise $1.5 million dollars. This money will save lives, starting with the next round of St. Baldrick’s grants this October.

Here are some ways you can get involved for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to take action and prove that we can #conquerkidscancer!

Advocate

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is also an exciting time for advocacy. Throughout the month of September, advocates across the country will be speaking up for kids with cancer. Here are a few upcoming advocacy opportunities in September:

  • Tuesday, September 13: Members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, which St. Baldrick’s co-chairs, are heading to Capitol Hill to advocate for the Childhood Cancer STAR Reauthorization Act. Join the St. Baldrick’s Speak Up advocacy network to receive updates on how YOU can amplify their advocacy!
  • Thursday, September 22: The Childhood Cancer Caucus is holding its annual Summit to discuss policies impacting the childhood cancer community.
  • Friday, September 23: The White House is holding a Childhood Cancer Forum, which you can livestream from home. Sign up here for more information on how to participate in the Forum virtually.

Get Social and Start a Fundraiser

Today, there are 4.7 billion social media users around the world! How great it is that so many of us are connected. That’s why this September, you are encouraged to create your own Facebook fundraiser during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – to rally your network about your passion to support lifesaving childhood cancer research through St. Baldrick’s.

We’ve got a Toolkit full of instructions and goodies for everyone thinking of hosting a Facebook Fundraiser. Click here to access it.

Head-shaving

Every St. Baldrick’s event starts with the passion of a single volunteer. Bring your community together to raise funds for childhood cancer research by organizing a signature head-shaving event. As a volunteer event organizer, you’ll work directly with foundation staff to ensure your event is not only a great time, but a success, to help kids with cancer.

If you’re not ready to organize an event but still want to participate, that’s terrific, too! Check your area for any upcoming events near you and sign up to shave or volunteer. There are options for everyone!

To learn more about head-shaving events, click the link below!

St. Baldrick’s Head-shaving Events

September 12th is National Video Game Day

You can help #ConquerKidsCancer by hosting a charity stream on Tiltify for St. Baldrick’s. Click this link and join one of our “Current Fundraising Events” to help raise awareness and funds in your community.

We even have a Toolkit filled with some great info to help you promote your stream. For questions or to request the toolkit, contact Creates@StBaldricks.org.

Style With a Purpose

St. Baldrick’s is offering limited edition St. Baldrick’s “Research is Hope” shirts, but only until September 30. Raise awareness and support the mission in style!

A minimum of $10 per shirt will go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation for this limited time campaign, ending September 30, 2022.

Shop our Bonfire campaign here

Coworkers Unite!

September is a great month to rally your co-workers and host an employee giving campaign or engage your team in a company-wide fundraiser. Psst, we have loads of ideas. Let’s talk!

Corporate.Partnerships@StBaldricks.org

Give Shoppers a Choice

Online and in-store retailers, we have a turnkey solution for you to offer shoppers a way to give at checkout. Customers will have an opportunity to help conquer kids’ cancer by giving a donation after their purchase, making their shopping experience more meaningful.

Contact Corporate.Partnerships@StBaldricks.org for more information.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is the ideal time to join forces in the battle to give kids a lifetime by conquering childhood cancer. Taking part in one or more of the above items is a way to demonstrate that everyone can make an impact, together.

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Events and Fundraisers

YOU Helped Raise $1.3 Million for Childhood Cancer Research This September

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 29, 2021

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, but as a member of the St. Baldrick’s community, you know that lifesaving research must continue EVERY month.

Thank you for always being there for kids with cancer! 

With 32 events in September, the St. Baldrick’s community raised more than $1.3 million for childhood cancer research. 

Those funds will go toward the most promising research so that kids not just survive, but thrive after cancer, living longer and healthier lives.

Here are just a few of the highlights from the month – and a few ways you can help before the month is over!

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Childhood Cancer

After 20 Years: Accomplishments and Challenges

by Becky C. Weaver, Chief Mission Officer, St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 24, 2020

No matter when you joined St. Baldrick’s, you’re part of something bigger than anyone could have imagined at the first head-shaving event on March 17, 2000.

On what would have been our 20th anniversary, this year a pandemic had begun. It was a time for regrouping, rather than reflection. But now let’s look at what you’ve helped accomplish, and the challenges we have, to do more for kids with cancer.

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Facts

10 Facts About Childhood Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 15, 2020

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to test your knowledge — and to spread the word about why you support lifesaving research through St. Baldrick’s. And you may learn something new!

Ambassador Austin Smiling

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Childhood Cancer

Give Kids a Lifetime

by Becky C. Weaver, Chief Mission Officer, St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 2, 2020

This year during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, while we celebrate progress, let’s spread the word that surviving five years is not enough. We need to give kids a lifetime.

ambassasdor collageEvery year we select five children – with one who has passed away from cancer representing the 1 in 5 who don’t survive. For 2020, we have six kids, in order to include twin brothers Seth and Joel, who died months apart from each other.

More than anything, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time to honor the thousands of children fighting cancer as well as survivors, and to remember those we have lost. It’s a time for families to tell their stories. And it’s a time for others to listen and learn, show we care, and find ways to help.

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