World Child Cancer is working hard helping medical professionals and medical facilities throughout the globe to understand the importance of “The Golden Hour”, thus increasing survival for children with cancer. Over the last few months, Dr. Terrie Flatt and Dr. Lillia Garcia have traveled from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and conducted trainings at our project sites in Oxaca and Pachuca, Mexico. These trainings include specific protocols for “The Golden Hour” that have been taught to doctors and nurses. Thanks to many of you, World Child Cancer is also purchasing and delivering more effective antibiotics to each of these hospitals to ensure they have enough on hand which can be prescribed and administered during the first hour of a sick child’s arrival, during “The Golden Hour”.
News from the Front Lines
The tally is in — in 2016, almost 6,000 children were helped and 3,800 medical professionals were trained around the world by World Child Cancer. Our vision is a world where every child with cancer has equal access to the best treatment and care & with your help, we are changing lives! On behalf of all the children and their families, we thank you!
Our Board of Directors Has Grown!
World Child Cancer is governed by a Board of Directors made up of global business professionals, medical professionals and compassionate individuals who volunteer their time, talent and treasure to help children with cancer in the Developing World.
Read about these amazing individuals and why they support World Child Cancer.
Send LOVE to a Child with Cancer this Valentine’s Day
World Child Cancer provides training for medical professionals in poorer countries so they can effectively treat kids with cancer. We support families with education, resources and life-saving supplies.
This Valentine’s Day, we also want to provide love and hope by collecting Valentine’s from all of you, to hand-deliver to families fighting cancer in Mexico. If you can send a greeting in Spanish, please do so. But whether it’s in English or just pictures, it all means the same thing to a child or family with cancer — it means we care and we want to help them in their time of need.
Send your Valentine, by Feb 20th, to
World Child Cancer USA
1031 33rd Street
Denver, CO 80205
Thanks to hundreds of generous people around the globe, World Child Cancer’s year-end appeal left us reinvigorated for the new year. Just as children get cancer all year, supporting our work is a 365 day-a-year proposition and we are thankful for so many of you continuing your support into January. Every dollar directly translates to lives saved and hope restored. We are humbled by your generosity.
Meet a Hero
Ever met a nurse that made a difference? Of course you have! We all know how critical their service is, not only to patients, but to the families of kids with cancer. This is even more true at our partner sites, where medical professionals can be overwhelmed by the need.
Two of our volunteer medical professionals travelled back to Mexico recently to continue training local nurses to treat cancer patients. The concept of palliative care isn’t common at our partner hospitals, so education on how to ease suffering was welcomed and needed.
During 2016, World Child Cancer was able to train 150 nurses in Mexico at two hospitals. This impact will be a permanent legacy for our organization. And, will change the odds for kids with cancer at those hospitals.
Read more about our work around the world. Global Project Update
We are thankful for the generous people who have joined the World Child Cancer family this year and support our work helping children with cancer in the developing world. Because of you, we trained over 1,500 medical professionals to help kids with cancer. Together, we evened the odds for 4,000 children.
Please take a few minutes and hear Juan’s Story, as told by our Board member Dr. Tristan Flatt. Juan’s story highlights why World Child Cancer exists.
Meet a Hero
Dr. John van Doorninck, pediatric hematologist/oncologist at HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children received our first annual Volunteer in Action Award for his work spearheading a partnership between World Child Cancer USA and Project C.U.R.E.
Pictured here is Dr. van Doorninck (on right) and Dr. Washington (on left), Chief Medical Officer of RMHC.
We’re excited to announce the release of our 2015 Annual report. Learn about our successes in 2015 and how we are growing and helping more children in 2016.
Spread the word! Know any individuals or organizations interested in our work? Please share our 2015 Annual Report. Stay connected by signing up for our Newsletter and following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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!
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!
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.