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!

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.

Join us in honoring moms next month!


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!

‘Share with 10′ on International Childhood Cancer Day on Feb. 15

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Survival rates for children with cancer in the developing world are as low as 10% when in the developed world approximately 80% of children with cancer will survive. This inequality in cancer care for children should not exist.

Support us on International Childhood Cancer Day on February 15th in our ‘Share with 10′ campaign and help us to even the odds so that all children with cancer have the chance of a future.

It is very simple to get involved simply share the Maaria and Obasi story with 10 of your friends or family across your social media and ask them to ‪#‎sharewith10‬. Thank you so much for your support. Together ‪let’s even the odds for children with cancer across the developing world! You can download the PDF here. Make sure you share what you do on our Facebook and Twitter.

To find out more information on how you get involved please visit: http://worldchildcancer.us/get-involved/events/international-childhood-cancer-day/

If you would prefer to support us by making a donation please visit: http://worldchildcancer.us/donate/. For just $75 you could fund a round of chemotherapy for a child in Mexico; currently a cost that families have to bear and simply cannot afford.

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.

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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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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Double Your Impact This December

We would like to share some exciting news with you: this December, all donations will be matched. From December 1 to 31 your donation will go twice as far and will have double the impact.

Childhood Cancer 8 year old leukemia patient Jose and his mother Maria at HNO

All gifts in December will go towards our new project in Southeast Mexico and will directly support children with cancer like Jose. Our goal is to raise $25,000, which with matching funds will support the following at our partner hospitals in Oaxaca and Hidalgo in 2016:

  • Support for treatment costs (childhood cancer and supportive care drugs)
  • Family education materials, training, and support
  • 2 trainings for local healthcare professionals
  • Childhood cancer database training and on-going database management
  • Childhood cancer awareness campaigns
  • Shipping costs for donated medical supplies and equipment

Please visit our Mexico project page to learn more about our work in Mexico and the update below. Want to get involved with fundraising? Email LeAnn at [email protected] to help raise awareness and funds this December.

November 2015 Mexico Visit

Earlier this month our Chair of the Board of Directors, Dr. Scott Howard, and Executive Director, LeAnn Fickes, visited our partner hospitals in Mexico.


At the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña (HNO) in Oaxaca we conducted a needs assessment with Project C.U.R.E. to deliver much needed medical equipment. We also met with Mexican childhood cancer nonprofit organizations, Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Cáncer and AMANC México, to explore ways we can work together to reach more children.


On our last day, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding between World Child Cancer USA, HNO, and our twinning partner, Children’s Mercy Kansas City.


The Secretary of Health, Hector Gonzalez Hernandez, also attended and held a press conference to raise awareness of childhood cancer and announce our partnership.

We also visited our partner hospital, Hospital del Niño DIF, in Hidalgo. Beth Conley and Leslie Cristobal Cazarin from Project C.U.R.E./Curando México conducted a needs assessment at HNH and gave a presentation on their work in Mexico.


Our Board Chair, Dr. Scott Howard, trained HNH staff on his new childhood cancer database, Resonance Pediatric Registry for Oncology (R-PRO). The database is important to track our progress and improve survival rates.

We also spent time with the hospital director and pediatric oncology team planning our project for the next 3 years. The project will focus on reducing deaths from infections, improving medication compliance for children with leukemia, creating a family support group, and raising awareness of childhood cancer and its curability – all with the aim of saving lives.


Thank you to the HNO and HNH pediatric oncology teams and administrations for your amazing hospitality and for all you do for children with cancer. Would you like to help? Your donation doubles this December and all funds raised will go towards helping children with cancer in Oaxaca and Hidalgo. For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page here.