September is recognized as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, CURE started a special program to honor special children with cancer each day throughout September called CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day At A Time, raising money to support important research into cures for cancers that affect children. Last year, more than $170,000 was raised to support lifesaving research.
This September, CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day At A Time is back! CURE Childhood Cancer is featuring special CURE Kids each day for the entire month of September, each having been personally affected by childhood cancer. Some featured children will be in the midst of their fight, some have conquered the disease, and some have lost the battle and will be honored on their special day.
Did you know that cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. today? While we certainly cannot only think of childhood cancer during the month of September, we are hopeful that this special month can truly make a difference again this year.
Each day, the featured children and their families have committed to reaching out to their networks in an effort to each raise $1,000 to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Currently, only 2% of federal funding for cancer research is directed at solving cancers that impact our children, so efforts like this truly do make a difference. Our goal at month’s end is to raise $60,000 to put towards the fight to end childhood cancer, while also honoring these very special children One Day at a Time!
Join us in the fight against childhood cancer this September. We ask you, is there a special child in your life who has been affected by cancer that you’d like to honor this September? We encourage you to help us in our efforts by letting us honor your little warrior and joining our efforts to raise $60,000 in one month.
If you’d like more information on how to get started honoring a special CURE Kid in your life, please email Lisa Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be asked to provide pictures and a story about your child’s journey that we may share with our supporters and your friends and family members.
We look forward to honoring each and every special child this September – share yours with us.