2015 Program Report

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Families and patients at our partner hospital, Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña

In 2015, World Child Cancer helped 3,911 children and facilitated the training of 1,500 medical professionals, globally. 12,400 children have been helped since World Child Cancer’s first project in 2009.

Please read our 2015 Program Report for updates on World Child Cancer’s global family of projects. View the report here: http://ow.ly/10xpKS.

Thank you to all of our supporters – thanks to your generosity, we were able to help more children in 2015 than every before. 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.




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.

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!

Get Involved on World Cancer Day: February 4th, 2016

This Thursday, Feb. 4th, is World Cancer Day!

Join the global ‘talking hands’ social media campaign to help us raise awareness of the lack of care available for children with cancer across the world!

Please read the step by step instructions below of how you can create the perfect ‘talking hands’ image.

To find out more about our February awareness campaign please visit: http://worldchildcancer.us/get-involved/events/international-childhood-cancer-day/

Please share this post with all your friends and family and together let’s even the odds for children with cancer in the developing world.

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Join our 2016 Colfax Marathon Team

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                 World Child Cancer USA’s 2015 Colfax Marathon Team

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again. Would you like to take on a new challenge in 2016?

World Child Cancer USA is a charity partner of Colfax Marathon: Denver’s Ultimate Urban Tour May 14 – 15.. We’re looking for runners, walkers, and volunteers to join our team! There are several races for every level: 5k walk/run, 10 miler, half marathon, relay, and full marathon. Last year’s races were a blast!

When you register, select World Child Cancer USA as your charity to join our team. Register by March 16th at midnight to beat the price increase: http://www.runcolfax.org/

Please contact us for more details.

Get Involved this February

Get Involved this February and together ‘let’s even the odds’ for children with cancer in the developing world!

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To find out more information about our awareness campaign visit our website here.

Please join us in raising awareness and share – thank you!

Thank you for supporting Double in December!

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for your support and for helping children with cancer in Mexico. Last month, we raised over $26,000, which will go towards supporting treatment costs, training for local healthcare professionals, creating family education materials, funding supportive care, and promoting childhood cancer awareness campaigns. Thank you!

For more information on our project in Mexico, please visit our project page here: http://worldchildcancer.us/what-we-do/where-we-work/mexico/

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