Welcome to ACCO

...because kids can't fight cancer alone!®

Who we are

Founded in 1970 by a dedicated group of parents of children with cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is the oldest and largest grassroots childhood cancer organization in the U.S. and only U.S. member of Childhood Cancer International. We are dedicated to making childhood cancer a national health priority through shaping policy, supporting research, raising awareness, and providing educational resources and innovative programs to children with cancer, survivors, and their families.

Our mission

We are a community of families, survivors, and friends who have been affected by childhood and adolescent cancer. We offer our community support, information, advocacy. We are their voice.

Our vision

We believe childhood and adolescent cancer must be designated a child health priority.

Thank you Amazon

The Amazon + American Childhood Cancer Organization GO GOLD® campaign is creating history and transforming the future of awareness surrounding childhood cancer as a national health priority. Help us say thank you and show them how meaningful their support is to the childhood cancer community. Click below to share your personal story in honor or memory of a loved one or to just say thank you.

Corporate Supporters


The largest retail marketplace in the world, Amazon, has joined forces with ACCO to GO GOLD® this September transforming 10 million shipping boxes into public awareness tools to link the gold ribbon as the international symbol of childhood cancer. Stay tuned for more exciting news about this historic collaboration. For more information click here.

Jel Sert

Since 2008, Jel Sert has included the gold ribbon on millions of Fla-Vor-Ice freezer pops boxes to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Through the Take A Pop, Share a Smile program Jel Sert provides freezers and an unlimited supply of Jel Sert’s well-known freezer pops to children’s cancer treatment centers across the United States.


The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) would like to thank our supporter - Microsoft Corporation – for hosting PJammin® for Kids with Cancer events!


YouCaring is the compassionate crowdfunding alternative. ACCO is proud to be partnering with YouCaring to produce infographics and a cobranded campaign to share facts about the financial toxicity of a childhood cancer diagnosis. Visit YouCaring.

Music For Change

A more thoughtful approach to other music sharing applications, Music For Change encourages musicians to upload new singles to the Music for Change website with a portion of the proceeds going to children and families affected by childhood cancer. Visit Music For Change.


Through ‘Columbia Cares’ and ‘PALMco Cares’ Columbia Utilities and PALMco customers of the energy supply companies located in the northeast U.S. are making an impact on the lives of children affected by cancer through simply paying their utility bills.

Goorin Brothers

The Legacy of the Goorin Brothers is one that follows a timeless approach to the art of hat making. In its fourth generation of leadership, Goorin Brothers continues the tradition of authentic family craftsmanship to this century old brand that began on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1895. Through a generous donation, ACCO is able to offer these quality hats to children and adolescents fighting cancer.

Rock Bottom

The CraftWorks Foundation, the charitable organization to Rock Bottom Restaurants and Breweries, provides support through unique GO GOLD® events featuring a special edition GO GOLD® Ale with proceeds benefitting the ACCO.

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