The tally is in — in 2017, almost 6,000 children were helped and 3,800 medical professionals were trained around the world by World Child Cancer. Our vision is a world where every child with cancer has equal access to the best treatment and care & with your help, we are changing lives! On behalf of all the children and their families, we thank you!
Send LOVE to a Child with Cancer this Valentine’s Day
World Child Cancer provides training for medical professionals in poorer countries so they can effectively treat kids with cancer. We support families with education, resources and life-saving supplies.
This Valentine’s Day, we also want to provide love and hope by collecting Valentine’s from all of you, to hand-deliver to families fighting cancer in Mexico. If you can send a greeting in Spanish, please do so. But whether it’s in English or just pictures, it all means the same thing to a child or family with cancer — it means we care and we want to help them in their time of need.
Send your Valentine, by Feb 20th, to
World Child Cancer USA
1031 33rd Street
Denver, CO 80205
Thanks to hundreds of generous people around the globe, World Child Cancer’s year-end appeal left us reinvigorated for the new year. Just as children get cancer all year, supporting our work is a 365 day-a-year proposition and we are thankful for so many of you continuing your support into January. Every dollar directly translates to lives saved and hope restored. We are humbled by your generosity.
Meet a Hero
Some people think they can’t make a difference in another person’s life. But not 15-year-old Macy. After hearing about World Child Cancer, she saved her babysitting money and donated it to our efforts to help kids with cancer. Never doubt that a motivated individual can be the change they wish to see in the world. Teenagers included!
Encourage the young people in your life to get involved with World Child Cancer. We are inspired!
Training Nurses in Mexico
Ever met a nurse that made a difference? Of course you have! We all know how critical their service is, not only to patients, but to the families of kids with cancer. This is even more true at our partner sites, where medical professionals can be overwhelmed by the need.
Two of our volunteer medical professionals travelled back to Mexico recently to continue training local nurses to treat cancer patients. The concept of palliative care isn’t common at our partner hospitals, so education on how to ease suffering was welcomed and needed.
During 2016, World Child Cancer was able to train 150 nurses in Mexico at two hospitals. This impact will be a permanent legacy for our organization. And, will change the odds for kids with cancer at those hospitals.
We are thankful for the generous people who have joined the World Child Cancer family this year and support our work helping children with cancer in the developing world. Because of you, we trained over 1,500 medical professionals to help kids with cancer. Together, we evened the odds for 4,000 children.
About Juan Please take a few minutes and hear Juan’s Story, as told by our Board member Dr. Tristan Flatt. Juan’s story highlights why World Child Cancer exists.
Join us to help children like Juan.
$1,000 can fully fund a leukemia treatment for one child. DONATE NOW
Meet a Hero
Dr. John van Doorninck, pediatric hematologist/oncologist at HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children received our first annual Volunteer in Action Award for his work spearheading a partnership between World Child Cancer USA and Project C.U.R.E.
Pictured here is Dr. van Doorninck (on right) and Dr. Washington (on left), Chief Medical Officer of RMHC.
This month, World Child Cancer USA is raising $20,000 to fund a 20-bed cancer ward at one of our partner hospitals in Mexico. Children who are undergoing treatment there are forced to sleep (outside) on the ground and we want to provide them a safe, clean and welcoming place to lay their heads throughout the months of their cancer treatment. We need your help to help these children in Mexico.
How you can help:
1. Donate today to our on-line campaign at http://tinyurl.com/z5tc4peDonations big and small build momentum and hope. Check in with the campaign throughout September and help us reach our goal of raising $20,000. It’s for the kids! But, don’t stop there….
2. Share your support on social media. Add a few sentences on why helping a child with cancer is important to you, and ask your friends to join you in supporting World Child Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Use the hashtags #letseventheodds #gogoldcampaign #worldchildcancerusa #nochildshouldsuffer #childhoodcancer #whenigrowup. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram!
3. Fundraise to help kids this month. Host a party; sell cookies; do a raffle; rather than have lunch with your co-workers, brownbag it and donate what you would have spent; put a jar on your desk; or go big and engage your entire community – virtually and on-line. (contact us for ideas)
4. Support businesses that are supporting World Child Cancer this month by donating a % of their proceeds in Sept:
– Buy a special edition Childhood Cancer Awareness Month t-shirt here.
– Buy a #gogold bracelet at Kate Murphy Designs here.
On behalf of the 800 children with cancer in SE Mexico, we thank you! To learn more and get involved in this campaign, email [email protected]
Together, we can fund a cancer ward for the kids so they can focus on beating cancer!
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer? We currently have immediate openings for several unpaid volunteer positions at our office at the Posner Center for International Development in Denver, Colorado.
We’re looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to help with our social media, events, and outreach to the Denver community to raise awareness and funds this fall and winter. Visit our website for more information and email Michelle Barnes at [email protected] with any questions. Please share – thank you!
We’d like to thank our awesome volunteer Ambassadors for raising awareness and funds for kids with cancer – you rock! World Child Cancer USA Ambassadors host events and fundraisers in their local communities, represent the organization where they live, and work with our staff to raise awareness and funds.
Pictured: Ambassador Christine Camiolo Gordon, along with Michelle and Carole, walking the Color Run for World Child Cancer USA. It was the Sassenach Society of South Jersey’s, an Outlander group, first 5k walk and Pam and David also joined.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month! Join us to help even the odds for kids with cancer in the developing world. Sign up for our newsletter to learn how you can get involved: http://eepurl.com/BLo4X.
Guadalupe at our partner hospital Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming up in less than a month! In September, we’ll be raising awareness and funds for kids with cancer in developing countries, where 80% of children with cancer live. Will you join us to help kids with cancer around the globe?
2. Set up a fundraising page and take on a new challenge to help children with cancer where we work: give up your daily coffee and ask friends to do the same and donate the savings; run/walk a 10k; host an online raffle – the sky’s the limit. https://www.crowdrise.com/worldchildcancerusJust $100 can cover supportive care drugs for one child with cancer.
3. Wear gold (CCAM’s color!) and share our website and social media posts with your friends, colleagues, and family! www.worldchildcancer.us
At the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña in Oaxaca, we held our container ceremony with Fundación Curando Mexico and Project C.U.R.E. last Friday, which was attended by local policy makers, media, and members of the community. Hector Gonzales, the acting Secretary of Health, stated in his remarks the hospital needs more oncology doctors and nurses in order to utilize the equipment delivered – a very positive step to help more children with cancer in the state.
Representatives from the Secretary of Health, the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Fundación Curando Mexico, and World Child Cancer USA
The equipment delivered is valued at approximately $600,000 and will: equip a new pediatric oncology ward with 20 beds, supply the hospital with gloves, masks, and other consumables for several months, and added a second anesthesia machine, allowing the hospital to open a second room for surgery. Other equipment delivered includes wheelchairs, walkers, desks, dental chairs, and other supplies – all much needed at the hospital.
Thank you to everyone for your donations and support – without you, we couldn’t have made this happen. Also, thank you to the Posner Center for International Development for supporting our partnership with a grant from the International Collaboration Fund.
Childhood Cancer Patients & Families at the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña
Collaborating with Project C.U.R.E,Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, and the Posner Center has allowed us to have a big impact and fully equip a new pediatric oncology ward. We look forward to continuing working together to help more children with cancer!
Exciting news: our container of medical equipment and supplies was delivered to the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña July 16th. The container includes 20 new beds and equipment for the childhood cancer ward. Project C.U.R.E. filled the 53′ container to the brim with much needed life-saving equipment and supplies.
Our container being loaded at Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona
The container arrived in the evening and was unloaded by over 30 dads. Many of the dads have children with cancer receiving treatment at the hospital.
Dads unloading the container
Thank you to Project C.U.R.E. and Curando México for partnering with us. Everyone at the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña is grateful for the beds, equipment, and supplies.
Your contributions made this possible – thank you. We’re so excited to partner with Project C.U.R.E. to help children in Oaxaca. Thank you to the Posner Center for International Development for supporting our collaboration with a grant from the International Collaboration Fund.