World 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”.
We’re excited to announce the release of our 2015 Annual report. Learn about our successes in 2015 and how we are growing and helping more children in 2016.
Spread the word! Know any individuals or organizations interested in our work? Please share our 2015 Annual Report. Stay connected by signing up for our Newsletter and following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Stay tuned for updates from Mexico! Our Executive Director, LeAnn Fickes, is working with our partner hospitals in Mexico this month. Watch this space for updates, pictures and videos. Learn how your support helps and how you can get more involved. If you’re not already, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter @WChildcancerusa and on Instagram at worldchildcancerusa.
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.
Are you looking to make a difference with a dynamic and fun team? We’re looking for a part-time Development and Outreach Manager at our office in Denver, Colorado at the Posner Center for International Development. Please click here for the job description and information on how to apply. Thank you for your interest and please share.
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: http://ow.ly/Towoj
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!
Did you know that 80% of children with cancer live in the developing world? Please take 2 minutes and watch our video about childhood cancer in developing countries and how you can partner with World Child Cancer to help.
Thank you to author Heaven Leigh for donating the June proceeds from Heal Your World for Children to World Child Cancer USA. We are so grateful for your continued support! Thank you to all who purchased the book and donated. Your contributions make a big difference in the lives of children with cancer.
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.
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.
More pictures can be found on our Facebook page here: http://ow.ly/NjFXn