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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2016

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Today marks the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September 2016

Each September we hope to raise much needed awareness for childhood cancer and we can’t do that without your help. To start, please take a moment to share this page on your social media profile, in an email or however you would like with your community by copying and pasting this website address https://www.acco.org/blog/childhood-cancer-awareness-month-2016/. Then, learn about the many ways that you, your family and friends, and your community can help:
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2016

The Gold Ribbon: The international awareness symbol for Childhood Cancer is the gold ribbon. Wear or display a gold ribbon for everyone to see this month. Put a gold ribbon car magnet on your car, share gold ribbon stickers, wear a gold ribbon pins or make your own gold ribbon Add a gold ribbon to your social media images and add a gold ribbon emoticon to your posts and status updates. Provide gold ribbons for your child’s school, for your fellow employees at your place of work and/or for your church or other group. Click Here to learn more about the Gold Ribbon.

Go Gold®: Change you profile, cover and header images on your social media to gold or gold themed images. Ask everyone you know to show their support by changing their images to gold themed images. You can also wear gold, host a “Go Gold®” event or think of any creative way to share gold this September. Although many colors were considered, gold was agreed upon as the ideal choice for childhood cancer awareness because gold is a precious metal, and is therefore the perfect color to reflect the most precious thing in our lives—our children. Click Here to learn more about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. (“GO GOLD®” and “GO GOLD for Kids with Cancer®” are registered trademarks of ACCO. ACCO registered the marks to protect the identity of the gold ribbon and GO GOLD expression and its derivations to the childhood cancer cause.)

Wearing Awareness Items: Wearing awareness items such as our awareness shirts, gold ribbons, “Go Gold®” bracelets, gold pins or other awareness items items. Our awareness shirts and items support ACCO’s programs and help us to provide free resources to families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis. Many of our shirts feature thousands of names that each represent a precious life and an entire community of people whose lives have been forever changed by childhood cancer. Click Here to see our 2016 Go Gold Awareness shirts (only available until September 12th) or Here for other awareness items.

Host an Event: ACCO offers many ways for individuals, corporations, schools and any other groups to host ACCO signature events to help support children and teens with cancer. We help organize your event, provide prizes and event materials, a website portal for groups, team and/or individuals to collect donations, and depending on the size of your event, provide marketing options. Click Here to learn how to get involved.

Supporting the STAR Act: What could be a better way to kick off September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month than adding your support to the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill ever in US legislative history: the STAR Act! We need your help reminding Chairman Upton that this bill is important and that it deserves a hearing! Click Here to learn more about how you can help.

There are so many wonderful and creative ways to help raise awareness about Childhood Cancer, and we are honored to help you however we can. If you would like to learn more or discuss your ideas about raising awareness this month, please feel free to Contact Us Here. We can’t wait to help you Go Gold® for kids with cancer this September! Please take a moment to view all of the many options on our website.

About the American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is a non-profit charity dedicated to helping kids with cancer and their families navigate the difficult journey from cancer diagnosis through survivorship. Internationally, the ACCO is the sole US member of Childhood Cancer International (CCI), the largest patient-support organization for childhood cancer in the world. Here in the United States, the ACCO promotes the critical importance of ensuring continued funding into new and better treatment protocols for childhood cancer.  And most importantly, the ACCO is focused on the children: developing and providing educational tools for children fighting cancer and their families, empowering them in their understanding of childhood cancer and the medical decisions they must make during this difficult journey. All of ACCO’s resources are available free of charge for families coping with childhood cancer.

For additional information about childhood cancer or on the ACCO, or to order resources for you or your child, please visit our website at www.acco.org.

Submit Your Warriors Name for Our 2015 Go Gold® Shirt (SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED)

It’s that time again! As we approach Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, we want to be sure everyone has their 2015 Go Gold® teeshirts. This year, we are going to again feature the names of Childhood Cancer Warriors who have fought or are still fighting cancer.

2014 Awareness Shirts

This year, however, we have a new and improved way of collecting these precious names. We have created a submission form at http://s.acco.org/submitname. We will only be collecting names using this form to help streamline the process, so please click on the button below, fill out the information on the form and then hit the big yellow “Sign Up” button and that’s it! We are collecting names until the deadline of Wednesday, July 8, 2015. In order for families to be able to receive their shirts by September 1st, we have to keep this date firm. Any names submitted after July 8th, 2015 will be saved for our next project. Thanks for your understanding.

*NAME SUBMISSION FOR THE 2015 GO GOLD® SHIRT IS NOW CLOSED. YOU MAY STILL REGISTER YOUR CHILD’S NAME FOR THE NEXT PROJECT BY USING THE BUTTON BELOW*

REGISTER YOUR CHILD’S NAME

We are so excited to Go Gold® this September for all our Warriors and Families! We can’t wait to see how many names are submitted! Thank you!

Details: We will only be collecting names for the 2015 Go Gold® Shirt until July 8th. We will post a final list for review on the 9th or 10th (so please check back then) and expect to have the design completed and the shirts ready for purchase on or around the 13th. Shirts will be available for purchase for approximately three weeks. When the shirts are available for purchase, we will post the link on our website, social media and will send out an email to anyone who has submitted a name. When you submit your child’s name to the list, we’ve added a confirmation email that will be sent within 24 hours. If you would like us to confirm that the name has been submitted, please send us a private message with the email used to submit the name or email CPerry@acco.org. In order for families to be able to receive their shirts by September 1st, we have to keep the cutoff date firm. Any names submitted after July 8th will be saved for our next project. There may be a need for more than one shirt with the names separated to accommodate all entries as each shirt can fit approximately 1,500 names. Please contact us with any further questions.