Volunteer Opportunities in our Denver office

Patients, HNO

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.


$600k in medical supplies and equipment delivered to Oaxaca, Mexico!

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.

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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.

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                                     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.

Check out our video from the container unloading: 


Medical supplies arriving soon to Oaxaca, Mexico

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Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña

In December of 2015 – with your support – we funded a 53 foot container of medical equipment and supplies for our partner hospital, the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E. The goals are to strengthen the medical infrastructure at HNO, to outfit the new pediatric oncology ward to care for more childhood cancer patients, and to improve outcomes for all children treated at the hospital.

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Empty pediatric oncology ward to receive 20 beds and outfitted with equipment

HNO is the only hospital in the state of Oaxaca equipped to treat children with cancer. The container will fully equip a new, empty pediatric oncology ward — doubling the number of childhood cancer beds in the hospital from 20 to 40 — and will enable the hospital to help more children with cancer.

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8-year-old leukemia patient, Kevin and his mom at HNO

We’re very excited to announce that the container will be delivered in mid-July. The container will be packed by Project C.U.R.E. volunteers in Phoenix and Houston. Thank you to all who donated, Project C.U.R.E.’s volunteers, and all of the hospitals and corporations that donated beds and equipment. We would also like to thank the Posner Center for International Development for funding and support.

Stay tuned for more updates and and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!



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!


Welcome to our New Team Members!

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Executive Director, LeAnn Fickes, and new Development and Outreach Manager, Hap Pitkin at our Posner Center office

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Christina in Uganda for her Master’s Thesis

We’d like to offer a big welcome to our newest team members, Hap Pitkin and Christina Cubitt. Both Hap and Christina started this week and are a wonderful addition to the World Child Cancer USA Team!

Hap is Development and Outreach Coordinator for World Child Cancer USA and will lead our fundraising efforts in Colorado and beyond. Christina is our Development Intern and she’s leading our social media and community fundraising efforts. Learn more about Hap and Christina here.

 

 

 


Join our ‘Share with 10’ campaign on Feb. 15th for International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day is on Monday, February 15th!

Everyone knows Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, but did you know International Childhood Cancer Day is the next day on Feb. 15th?

Join us to raise awareness for children with cancer in developing countries and join our ‘share with 10’ campaign. 80% of children with cancer live in developing countries where many will be diagnosed late or not at all, drastically reducing survival rates. We’re sharing one cancer fighter’s story, Obasi, from Ghana to highlight the challenges children and families face.

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Here are a few ways you can share Obasi’s story:
  • Share the picture above on your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or blog. Remember to tag World Child Cancer USA on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!
  • Change your Facebook and Twitter profile picture to Obasi’s story
  • Print out the pdf (link here – http://ow.ly/YggWR) and pass it out to friends and family
  • Print and post Obasi’s story in your workplace, neighborhood, school, or coffee shop
  • Share Obasi’s story with your family over dinner and talk about ways you can get involved with World Child Cancer USA to help
  • Email Obasi’s story with a link to World Child Cancer USA’s website and ask your friends and family to donate $10 – the cost of chemotherapy drugs for a child for 2 weeks www.worldchildcancer.us/donate

Together, we can even the odds for children with cancer. Thank you!



Thank you for your Support on World Cancer Day 2016

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Thank you to everyone who joined our campaign to raise awareness on World Cancer Day. Together, we’re evening the odds for children with cancer. Thank you!!!

A big thank you to our partner hospitals in Mexico, Hospital del Niño DIF Hidalgo and Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña for marking the day with us. Thank you to Outlander actress, Caitriona Balfe, and all of the Outlander groups and fans who participated. Also, thank you to the Posner Center for International Development and all of the members and tenants who showed their support.