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.
– 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!
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/.
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.
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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?
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.
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’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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The Colfax Marathon is just one month away on May 14-15. Join our team by 4/20 to beat the price increase: http://www.runcolfax.org/races/register/
Thank you to everyone who has registered so far! We’re excited to have more runners, walkers, and volunteers this year. Join our team to raise awareness and funds for kids with cancer.