Giving the gift of growing up during The Golden Hour”

All children with cancer have one thing in common: a decreased ability to fight infectionsWCC.Golden.Hour.Final-stacked. This requires them to be extremely careful and minimize their exposure. The chances of a child with cancer becoming sick increases greatly, particularly in low to middle income countries. Once a sick child arrives to a medical facility it is imperative to their survival that they are treated immediately, ideally within the first hour of arrival. Often, very inexpensive antibiotics and other readily available medications will immediately reverse infections and decrease added complications. Oncologists throughout the world as well as World Child Cancer refer to this immediate treatment as “The Golden Hour”. Obviously, you can see how important that time is.

Donate Today and give “The Golden Hour”

533World Child Cancer is working hard helping medical professionals and medical facilities throughout the globe to understand the importance of “The Golden Hour”, thus increasing survival for children with cancer. Over the last few months, Dr. Terrie Flatt and Dr. Lillia Garcia have traveled from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and conducted trainings at our project sites in Oxaca and Pachuca, Mexico. These trainings include specific protocols for “The Golden Hour” that have been taught to doctors and nurses. Thanks to many of you, World Child Cancer is also purchasing and delivering more effective antibiotics to each of these hospitals to ensure they have enough on hand which can be prescribed and administered during the first hour of a sick child’s arrival, during “The Golden Hour”.

Help World Child Cancer give the gift of growing up and continue expanding the knowledge of “The Golden Hour”. Learn more!


Introducing our first World Child Cancer USA Ambassadors

World Child Cancer USA Ambassador, Dawn Polk, raising awareness on World Cancer Day 2016

World Child Cancer USA Ambassador, Dawn Polk, raising awareness on World Cancer Day 2016

We are excited to announce our first five World Child Cancer USA Ambassadors: Celeste Amundsen, Christine Gordon, Joan Hanna, Megan Luciano, and Dawn E. Polk. Thank you so much for your commitment and welcome to the World Child Cancer family!

World Child Cancer USA Ambassadors are our main outreach arm and represent our strongest supporters across the nation—individuals who are dedicating their voice, time, and support to raise awareness and funds for children with cancer in developing countries. Ambassadors work closely with our staff, Board, and other volunteers to advocate for children with cancer and raise awareness in their communities.

To learn more about becoming an Ambassador, please visit our Ambassador page here.

World Child Cancer’s Jack-O-Lantern Contest

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World Child Cancer would like to celebrate Halloween with you!

This October, World Child Cancer is holding a Jack-O-Lantern Contest. From October 5th to October 31st, we invite you to post a photo of yourself with your pumpkin creation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag World Child Cancer (Twitter: @WChildCancer, Instagram: @worldchildcancer).

Be sure to include the #‎WCCjacko hashtag!

You can also submit photos here:

Together with Outlander actress and World Child Cancer patron, Caitriona Balfe, our team will choose the 3 prize winners!

Please contact [email protected] for more information or the contest care pack – tips and stencils included.

Good luck and happy carving!

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Colfax Marathon 2015 – Thank You to our Runners!

Ready – set – go! Last weekend, 10 fantastic runners and several volunteers raised awareness and funds for World Child Cancer USA at the Colfax Marathon races in Denver, Colorado.

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Team World Child Cancer USA

Thank you to all of our runners and volunteers! Everyone had a blast and are excited to join the team again next year. Funds raised will go towards giving hope to children with cancer in developing countries where we work.

Would you like to join us next year? Email [email protected] for more details. Follow us on Twitter @WChildCancerUSA for all the latest on how to get involved. Your support makes a huge difference!

Half Marathoners Diego & Andrew, Team World Child Cancer USA

Half Marathoners Diego & Andrew on Team World Child Cancer USA

More pictures can be found on our Facebook page here: