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STEP ONE:
ORDER AN AWARENESS SHIRT
A great way to help raise awareness for childhood cancer is by ordering one of the 2017 ICCD Awareness Shirts. Click Here or the button below to place your order:
The shirts start at less than $25 and come in youth sizes, all the way up to adult 3XXL. They are available in black and gray, and also come in several different styles. Once you place your order, after the campaign ends, you will receive your shirt to wear on February 15th, International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD). By simply wearing this shirt, the person next to you in the grocery line, at the doctors office or at work, may ask what your shirt represents giving you the opportunity to inspire another person to help our cause!
To learn more about our 2017 ICCD Awareness Shirt project, visit: www.acco.org/iccdshirt17

STEP TWO: 
WEAR YOUR SHIRT TO RAISE AWARENESS 
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is approaching fast. On February 15th each year, on this important day every organization, parent and family who has beed affected by childhood cancer stands together to send a message to the world… Childhood cancer needs more attention! Watch this video to see how children, teens, families and their supporters helped to raise awareness on ICCD in 2015 and 2016:

 

By ordering a 2017 ICCD Awareness Shirt, that honors close to 5,000 names of children and teens who have fought or are still fighting cancer, you’re providing a voice to those who may be too young to have one. Awareness is the first step in the process to receive more funding for better treatments and research that will one day lead to a cure. As adults we need to raise our voices and give kids the future they deserve!
 

 

STEP THREE:
CHANGE THE FUTURE 

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children around the world, yet it is often overlooked or “pushed to the side” when governments, large institutions and organizations allocate funds. Every shirt makes a difference, every effort to bring more awareness to this terrible disease helps move us one step closer to finding a cure. 

It’s easy to help, simply order a shirt for less than $25, wear it on February 15th, on International Childhood Cancer Day, and take video or snap a photo and send it to media@acco.org. We will then share your photo, the story why you bought a shirt and post it in an updated video and social media album.

In 2015 we had 1,400 names submitted, in memory or in honor of a child or teen who was fighting or did fight childhood cancer, and 3,884 shirts were worn in their honor. Then, last year in 2016, just over 4,000 names were submitted with an astounding 5,519 shirts ordered to wear and spread awareness all over the world. This year we had nearly 5,000 names submitted! Thank you for your order in advance and we look forward to sharing your photos, videos and stories.

DID YOU MISS SUBMITTING A NAME?

If you missed submitting a name for this shirt, or know someone who may want to their child or
teen added, we run two shirts a year. Please click here to submit a name for our next shirt!

After purchasing your shirt, please forward this email or share on social media with your family and
friends so they can join the global childhood cancer community to raise awareness.

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For any questions, please reply to this email or email shirts@acco.org, and we will gladly help you.

In January, childhood cancer advocacy and support groups from across the globe joined together to ask children and teens everywhere to raise their voices against childhood cancer.  The response has been overwhelming!  More than 900,000 children and teens from around the world joined the Child4Child campaign to raise their voices in song and let all children bravely battling this disease know that they are not alone.  And today, International Childhood Cancer Day 2016, the results of this incredible, world-wide awareness campaign are ready!

Today, the new hit song We Are One is globally available on all major streaming and music platforms, including Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Music, Iheartradio, ITunes, Rhapsody, Shazam, Slacker, Spotify, Tidal, Xbox Music, and Youtube.

Watch the amazing, moving We Are One music video:

We Are One was written especially for the Child4Child campaign by prolific Hollywood composer and creator of the soundtrack for Disney’s Frozen Christophe Beck and his 12-year-old daughter Sophie.  The video was directed and edited by internationally-renowned director Johan Söderberg, best known for directing David Bowie’s last music video, as well as videos for Beyoncé and Madonna.  The verses of We Are One are sung by well-known and talented musical stars from around the world, including Sophie Beck, Livvy Stubenrauch (the voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen), and Alexa Curtis (winner of The Voice Kids Australia 2014).  Cameron Dallas, Aaralyn O’Neil, Olivia Swinton, Fresh Ré, and so many other well-known talented children and teens have joined the chorus as well; indeed, celebrities from around the world have added their star power to this incredible, growing movement to raise awareness about the devastating impact of childhood cancer on children and their families.  But,

The voices you hear in We Are One are yours!

The faces you see in this special video are yours!

The World Unites to Fight Childhood Cancer in New Hit Song

The chorus of We Are One is a compilation of the voices of more than 900,000 children and teens who participated in the Child4Child campaign by recording themselves singing the powerful words.  In fact, the campaign became a trending topic on Musical.ly just hours after Child4Child launched on January 11.  But these amazing kids didn’t just record themselves singing; the energy and creativity that so many of them gave to this campaign simply amazed us.  They choreographed special dances, they lip-synced videos, and even created their own unique covers!  Children recorded themselves solo, with their siblings and families, with school groups and church groups, and most importantly, with and in honor of the special childhood cancer warriors who have touched their lives.

So, as Mr. Beck compiled these voices into a beautiful global chorus and Mr. Söderberg used as many videos and contributions as he could to create a powerful music video, We Are One truly is a global phenomenon, one that could not have been completed without you!  And we, the childhood cancer community in the United States and around the world, and in the name of the children and their families whose lives have been impacted forever by childhood cancer, thank you for your help and support.

The Child4Child Campaign Continues

Every day around the world, 700 children are diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer and countless more in low-income countries fail to receive a diagnosis due to lack of access to basic medical care.  Despite major advances in cancer treatment for many forms of adult cancer, 1 in 5 children who receive a cancer diagnosis will not survive, while those that do face life-long health problems as a result of today’s outdated childhood cancer treatments.  The goal of the Child4Child campaign is simple: to remind us of the terrible toll childhood cancer takes on children and their families today, to shine a spotlight on the urgent need for new and better treatment options, and to demand equal access to diagnosis, treatment, and even basic healthcare for children in low-income countries.

Today, on International Childhood Cancer Day, we remind you that the growing awareness of this disease and the powerful call for greater action that We Are One represents must continue.  Indeed, Child4Child is just one part of the on-going global campaign to make the voices calling for an end to childhood cancer louder than ever before.  To show your support, we encourage you to download this amazing new hit song and video, and continue the movement by going to Child4Child.com and recording your support now!

To download the official music video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBzuYXCEDis.

To participate in Child4Child, or to learn more about this amazing initiative, visit www.child4child.com.

To learn more about the ACCO and our mission, visit www.acco.org.

 

You still have time!

International Childhood Cancer Day is just around the corner, and thousands of people here in the United States have already committed to helping the American Childhood Cancer Organization and childhood cancer parent- and advocacy- groups around the world raise awareness about this terrible childhood disease.  On February 15—just 11 days away—these committed individuals will proudly wear their ICCD awareness t-shirts honoring more than 4,000 children whose lives have been impacted forever by childhood cancer.

AccoshirtbestpropicyetThere’s still time to purchase your shirt!  Due to widespread power outages and Internet connectivity issues resulting from Winter Storm Jonas that swept across the United States in late January, dumping record levels of snow across the Plains and mid-Atlantic, the ACCO has extended the deadline for purchasing a t-shirt.  Although shirts ordered during this second purchase window will not be available in time for International Childhood Cancer Day, ordering and wearing this shirt still makes a critical statement about your commitment to supporting our brave childhood cancer warriors and their families.  If you are interested in purchasing an ICCD awareness t-shirt, please click on the link below:

http://www.booster.com/ACCO-ICCD-2016

This year’s ICCD t-shirts feature the names of more than 4,000 children who have faced childhood cancer, which remains the number one disease-related cause of death of children in the United States today.  Due to the amazing outpouring of support and record number of names we received for this campaign, we were not able to include all the names on one shirt.  So, to ensure that we could include every single one, we designed three different t-shirts!  The names on the shirts are listed alphabetically by last name, while children who are honored with only their first name are listed on the third shirt in alphabetical order by first name.  Thus, when ordering your shirt(s), please note that the names break down in the following way:

  • SHIRT 1: Aagard – Gray
  • SHIRT 2: Gray – Ontiveros
  • SHIRT 3: Ordaz – Zumberge, as well as children listed by first name only

Unfortunately, with ICCD day rapidly approaching, we won’t be able to keep the purchase window open for long, so we encourage you to join with the ACCO and thousands of supporters across the country and order your t-shirts now!

What is the ICCD T-Shirt Campaign and why is it so important?

This year’s ICCD t-shirt campaign has been an amazing success thus far, with more than 2,200 individuals purchasing more than 4,600 t-shirts!  And with more orders flowing in every day, we want to be sure that everyone who wants one has the chance to get one!  Why are we so excited about the success of this campaign?  Because it means that

  • Word is getting out about the threat that childhood cancer continues to pose to children here and across the world;
  • More and more people are becoming aware of just how many children, just how many families, are changed forever by this disease; and
  • The chorus of voices demanding better treatments for childhood cancer and better access to those treatments is growing daily.

With every purchase of an ICCD t-shirt, you are helping the ACCO advocate on behalf of children facing this disease today, on behalf of those who will face it tomorrow, and on behalf of those whose lives have already been cut short or those who continue to suffer long-term health problems due to today’s outdated childhood cancer treatments.  This is the goal of International Childhood Cancer Day: to shine a spotlight on the continuing need for research into new and better treatment options for childhood cancer, which in high- and middle-income countries remains dependent on highly toxic drugs developed decades ago to fight adult cancers; and to direct that spotlight into low-income countries, where children continue to die from cancers now considered “treatable” in the United States due to lack of access to adequate health care, and often even a proper diagnosis.

The ACCO and International Childhood Cancer Day

The ACCO invites you to join us on February 15, International Childhood Cancer Day, to help us shine a global spotlight on childhood cancer.  The ACCO is the only US representative in Childhood Cancer International (CCI), an international group of 177 childhood cancer organizations across 90 countries and 5 continents, and as such, plays a critical role in bringing international awareness to childhood cancer

The ACCO is a non-profit charity dedicated to helping kids with cancer and their families navigate the difficult journey from cancer diagnosis through survivorship and bereavement.  At the national level, the ACCO promotes the critical importance of ensuring continued funding into new and better treatment protocols for childhood cancer.  At the grassroots level, the ACCO is focused on the children: developing and providing educational tools for families and learning resources for children in order to make the lives of children and their families a bit easier and perhaps even brighter during this difficult time.  Many of our resources are available free of charge for families coping with childhood cancer.

For additional information on our programming and resources or for information on how to obtain our resources free of charge, please visit our website at www.acco.org.

For more information about the American Childhood Cancer Organization and how we can help, call 855.858.2226 or visit:

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You too can join the chorus in a brand new song that will be released globally on International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15, 2016. The song “We Are One” is written by Christophe Beck who composed the film music for Disney’s Frozen.

Visit child4child.com and record your voice now. All you need is your webcam. Let’s make a change – Child 4 Child.

Join Asanda Jezile, from the show Britain’s Got Talent, in raising your voice against childhood cancer:

We need your help to make this happen!

If you are interested in adding your child’s voice to this amazing chorus, here’s what to do:

  • Go to child4child.com
  • Learn the very simple, moving chorus by listening to the samples recorded by some incredible child singers
  • When your child is ready, click the yellow “Record the Chorus” button on child4child.com to record your child’s version of the chorus

record the chorus button

  • Pass the word along and help make this hit go viral!
  • Record your child singing along with BFFs!
  • Ask your child’s teacher to have the entire class record their voices!
  • Get your church choir to raise their voices together on the chorus!
  • Organize a team building event for your child’s sports team and record them all singing together! The possibilities are truly endless!

More about Asanda Jezile

Asanda Jezile (born 2001) is a singer from London. Her parents moved to the UK from Eastern Cape South Africa over 10 years ago.

She performed Beyoncé Knowles’ “Halo” in the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent, once again winning over both the audience and the judges. Simon Cowell told her that she has the “wow factor”, while Alesha Dixon told her she was ‘unbelievable’. She finished in last place with 1.2% of the vote. It is said that she has secured a record deal with the help of Cowell, according to a tweet from an account claiming to be Asanda’s.

She has reportedly caught the eye of Disney bosses. It was also reported that she had auditioned a lead role in an upcoming Disney movie.

You too can join the chorus in a brand new song that will be released globally on International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15, 2016. The song “We Are One” is written by Christophe Beck who composed the film music for Disney’s Frozen.

Visit child4child.com and record your voice now. All you need is your webcam. Let’s make a change.

Join Alexa Curtis, winner of The Voice Kids Australia, in raising your voice against childhood cancer:

We need your help to make this happen!

If you are interested in adding your child’s voice to this amazing chorus, here’s what to do:

  • Go to child4child.com
  • Learn the very simple, moving chorus by listening to the samples recorded by some incredible child singers
  • When your child is ready, click the yellow “Record the Chorus” button on child4child.com to record your child’s version of the chorus

record the chorus button

  • Pass the word along and help make this hit go viral!
  • Record your child singing along with BFFs!
  • Ask your child’s teacher to have the entire class record their voices!
  • Get your church choir to raise their voices together on the chorus!
  • Organize a team building event for your child’s sports team and record them all singing together! The possibilities are truly endless!

More about Alexa Curtis

Alexa Curtis was born on January 4, 2004. Curtis also has an older brother named Aidan. Two years before she was born, her family originally lived in Titirangi, New Zealand, before relocating in Australia in 2002. She won The Voice Kids Australia 2014 competition and signed with Universal. She recently appeared in a production of Oliver! alongside her brother, Aidan. She appeared twice in the 2014 Schools Spectacular, first performing with her Voice Kids co-stars, then duetting with The Voice winner Anja Nissen.

We Are One” #Child4Child

A simple phrase that carries a powerful message.  A message to children around the world bravely fighting childhood cancer that they are not alone, that the world stands united with them to finally make childhood cancer an international healthcare priority!

It takes a special person to come up with such a powerful, yet simple message and make it accessible to everyone around the world.  Childhood Cancer International (CCI), the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), and CCI’s other member organizations around the world feel so privileged that Mr. Christophe Beck, along with his daughter Sophie, have agreed to lend us their considerable musical talents to make “We Are One” a smashing success.

Composer Christophe Beck

Untitled-2Mr. Beck composed “We Are One” specifically for this international campaign to raise awareness about the threat childhood cancer poses to today’s children and families, while Sophie has already recorded her beautiful voice singing the chorus to show us how it’s done.  Moreover, Mr. Beck has agreed to compile all the many global voices singing the chorus, together with the voices of 14 childhood musical talents singing the verses, to create a spectacular recording for release on February 15th, International Childhood Cancer Day.  At the ACCO, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Beck and his family for all his hard work making childhood cancer history!

Mr. Beck is an internationally-acclaimed composer best known for creating the soundtrack to Disney’s smash hit Frozen, but he has also composed soundtracks for other Hollywood blockbusters such as Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightening Thief, the 2011 release of The Muppets, The Hangover movies, Ant Man, Edge of Tomorrow, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.  He has also scored numerous popular TV series, including the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, receiving the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for his score to the episode “Becoming, Part 1.”  A Canadian by birth, Mr. Beck and his family now reside in LA.  For more information on Mr. Beck and his many musical accomplishments, please visit his website at: http://christophebeck.com/.

Join the Chorus!

globe-logo-instagramDo you have a child who just can’t stop singing “Let It Go”?  Does your child dream of winning America’s Got Talent?  Here is your child’s chance to be a part of a world-famous Christophe Beck recording!  That’s right: your child can add his or her voice to the chorus of “We Are One” simply by recording themselves singing along to the chorus.  Whether you have a budding child star or are just looking for family fun for a good cause, we hope you will join us, add your voice to the growing chorus, and help us make childhood cancer history.

Child4Child is live now, so all you need to do is go to www.child4child.com and use the yellow button to record your child singing along to the chorus.  It’s that easy.  Recordings received by February 8 will be compiled together by Mr. Beck into a beautiful, amazing single—“We Are One”—for release on February 15th, International Childhood Cancer Day.

Childhood cancer is a devastating disease that strikes more than 250,000 children every year.  That’s more than 700 children who receive a cancer diagnosis every day!  Yet research into more effective and less toxic treatments geared specifically for the small bodies of cancer’s youngest victims continues to lag behind research into adult cancers and communicable diseases.  The goal of the Child4Child campaign is to remind the world that children around the world facing this disease and their families need our help now.  Adding your voice to the chorus is a great first step, but we hope you will do more and help us spread the word about this important awareness campaign.

  • Share on social media using the hash tag #Child4Child.
  • Forward this important information to friends and family and encourage them to participate.
  • Get your school, local children’s hospital or treatment center, and indeed any organizations or foundations for children involved.

Please, we need you to reach out to anyone you know who can help and encourage them to add their voices too!

We Are One”:  The words are simple:

We are young

We are strong

And we will sing this song together

So sing along.

 

And as one

We will rise

We won’t give up the fight

Until the night, yields to the sun.

We are one.

record the chorus button

 

 

But the message is powerful.  Join us today and add your voice to the growing chorus of voices reminding the world that now is the time to make childhood cancer history!

To participate in Child4Child, or to learn more about this special international event, visit www.child4child.com.

To learn more about the ACCO and our mission, visit www.acco.org.

To learn more about CCI and its role in the international fight against childhood cancer, visit www.childhoodcancerinternational.org.

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