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!
Executive Director, LeAnn Fickes, and new Development and Outreach Manager, Hap Pitkin at our Posner Center office
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Are you looking to make a difference with a dynamic and fun team? We’re looking for a part-time Development and Outreach Manager at our office in Denver, Colorado at the Posner Center for International Development. Please click here for the job description and information on how to apply. Thank you for your interest and please share.
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 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.
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.
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.