Join Mikey’s Way Foundation as we observe National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
Every year in the United States, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with childhood cancer. The average age at diagnosis is 6 years old. Approximately one-quarter of those diagnosed will not survive the disease.
Childhood Cancer Awareness
At Mikey’s Way, we see every day as an opportunity to raise awareness about childhood cancer, but September is an especially unique month because it’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. During this month families, researchers, advocates, communities and charities unite to raise awareness about this disease. The objective is to highlight the types of cancer that largely affect children and equally important to help raise funds for research.
You Can Become Involved
There is good news because – you can become involved, too! Join together with Mikey’s Way and help turn the world gold in honor of childhood cancer awareness! With this in mind, here are 7 great things that you can do.
- Attend CureFest 2018 at the National Mall in Washington, DC on September 15 and 16. Since 2011, thousands of people from over 44 states have come together at the annual CureFest event to unite as one voice against childhood cancer. CureFest is family-friendly and includes a rally, candlelight vigil, a walk, games, activities and live entertainment. In fact, we have a Mikey’s Way tent at CureFest. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
- Follow Mikey’s Way on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Read our blog! The blog has inspirational stories, childhood cancer information, parent tips and updates from Mikey’s Way.
- Wear your support for Childhood Cancer awareness! Purchase a Mikey’s Way inspirational bracelet!
- Follow Mikey’s legacy of helping kids cope with cancer by donating to Mikey’s Way Foundation.
- To demonstrate your support, join the gold movement. For example, people across the country wear gold ribbons to symbolize Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
- Stay in touch! Sign up for our emails. You’ll receive updates on how to help kids cope with cancer…Mikey’s Way!