Celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by Helping a Child with Cancer

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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/z5tc4pe Donations 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

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– 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!


Volunteer Opportunities in our Denver office

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Join us to help kids with cancer in Mexico

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!

http://worldchildcancer.us/who-we-are/work-with-us/


Thank you to our volunteer Ambassadors!

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.

Our Ambassadors are gearing up for Childhood Awareness Month in September. Would you like to join our WCC USA Ambassador team? You can learn more and find the application to apply on our website: http://worldchildcancer.us/get-involved/ambassadors/.

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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.



Join us for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September!

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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?

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Here’s a few ways you can get involved:

1. Make sure you’re signed up for our e-newsletter list. It takes 2 minutes to sign up: http://eepurl.com/BLo4X

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/worldchildcancerus Just $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

Thank you! Please email [email protected] with any questions.


New intern in Mexico

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We’d like to welcome Sergio Martinez to World Child Cancer! Sergio is interning at our partner hospital, the Hospital del Nino DIF Hidalgo, in graphic design and is a student at the Instituto Tecnológico Latinoamericano. Sergio is working with our Project Coordinator, Arturo González, to help with creating communications materials and awareness campaigns. Welcome, Sergio!

Stay tuned for more updates from our partner hospitals in Mexico. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest!


World Child Cancer USA joins partner at state-wide conference

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Dr. Flatt and nurses from the the Hospital del Nino DIF Hidalgo

Our partner hospital, Hospital del Nino DIF Hidalgo’s (HNH), is hosting the International Congress of Quality in Healthcare June 8 to June 9. HNH is dedicated to providing the best quality care for children with cancer and the conference is dedicated to sharing best practices. The hospital first hosted this innovative conference last year which brings together hospital administrators, doctors, social workers, and nurses, from all over the state of Hidalgo.

World Child Cancer USA’s Board Chair, Dr. Scott Howard, and World Child Cancer USA’s Executive Director, LeAnn Fickes, joined the panel for a session on partnering with international nonprofits. Dr. Howard and LeAnn led a discussion on our program, how people in Hidalgo can help, and our partnerships with local Mexican nonprofits, AMANC and Casa de la Amistad. Also, Board member and project lead from Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Dr. Terrie Flatt, is a panelist and is staying an extra day to discuss program activities and long term planning.

Thank you to HNH for organizing the congress and for inviting World Child Cancer USA to participate! A big thanks to our Project Coordinator, Arturo González, for helping organize the congress.


Meet the Nursing Team at the Hospital del Niño DIF

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We’d like to introduce you to the wonderful pediatric oncology nursing team at our partner hospital, Hospital del Niño DIF (HNH), in Hidalgo, Mexico.

The nursing team works tirelessly to care for children with cancer. Also, HNH nurses educate families on childhood cancer, the importance of finishing treatment, and on how to care for their child when they leave the hospital. Over half of children treated at HNH are from indigenous backgrounds and the nurses make sure families receive training and materials in their own language, which is integral to ensuring children complete treatment.

Thank you to all of the amazing nurses for everything they do for children and their families!

Hospital del Niño DIF Pediatric Oncology Nursing Team:

Obdulia Espinoza Velazquez
Martha Bautista Rivas
Guadalupe Lopez Rivero
Elizabeth Hernandez Sanchez
Mariana Ramos Sánchez
Yareli fragoso Gomez (Yareli Fragoso)
Karen Lugo Jiménez ( Karen Lugo)
Arely monserrat Hernández cortes ( Monserrat Hernandez Cortes)
Cinthia Lizbeth Hernandez piña ( Liz Piñita)
Alejandro hernandez hernandez

¡Gracias a todos los increíbles enfermeras por todo lo que hacen por los niños y sus familias!



Join us in honoring moms next month!

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This Mother’s Day, we’re asking you partner with us to help moms like Marisol provide for their children. If you donate $50 or more by April 30th, we’ll send a card to the person of your choice.

How your gift will help

G SquareMarisol is 19, and her 4-year-old daughter, Gabriela, is being treated by our partner, the Hospital del Niño DIF Hidalgo (HNH). Gabriela has leukemia and she is one of about 100 children who will be treated for cancer this year at HNH. Marisol wants the best for her daughter – and with your help – she can ensure that Gabriela gets the best possible treatment and care.

World Child Cancer USA is partnering with HNH to subsidize drug costs, create a parent support group, improve facilities, facilitate ongoing database management, train local nurses and doctors, and to provide education for families like Marisol’s to care for their children at home once they leave the hospital.

We hope you’ll join our celebration of Mother’s Day by giving a gift in honor of your Mom or another special person in your life. Your donation will help children in Mexico to beat cancer and to make sure they have many more happy years with their families.

How to Donate

To ensure delivery on-time delivery of a Mother’s Day card (by May 8th), all donations must be received by April 30th.

When you make your donation online, please check the box, “I would like to dedicate this donation to someone.” Next, fill out the box with the person’s name and address. The link to donate online is here: http://worldchildcancer.us/donate/

To donate by check, please make your check payable to World Child Cancer USA and mail to: World Child Cancer USA, 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80203.

We will mail the Mother’s Day card, with an explanation of how your gift is helping children like Gabriela. Questions? Please email LeAnn at [email protected] Thank you!