Kicking off a new partnership to support and empower children and their families fighting childhood cancer, Microsoft Corporation and American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) will be hosting a series of PJammin® for Kids with Cancer events at Microsoft stores in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. This new collaborative effort will commence with a special event specifically for children currently in treatment for childhood cancer at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, followed by two fun-filled public events hosted at Microsoft stores in San Antonio and Austin. Attending these special PJammin® parties will be local childhood cancer warrior Damon and his family, Noah and his “chemo buddies”, and other children currently battling or survivors of this disease. These warriors are eager to share their stories in order to raise awareness about childhood cancer!
The first public PJammin® event will take place at The Shops at La Cantera Microsoft store in San Antonio on Saturday, February 25 from 1-4pm.
The second public PJammin® event will take place at The Domain Microsoft store in Austin on Sunday, February 26 from 1-4pm.
The goal of these unique PJammin® for Kids with Cancer events is to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to show support for children who are currently battling or who have fought this disease. Families are invited to attend these events in their pajamas; volunteers from Microsoft, staff from ACCO, and members of ACCO’s local Founding Hope Organization Sal’s Journey of Hope will be showing their support by wearing their PJs as well! Why pajamas? Kids undergoing treatment for childhood cancer often must spend days, weeks, and sometimes even months in their pajamas or hospital attire during their treatment. Recent popular corporate PJammin’® events include a holiday special hosted by Rock Bottom Breweries in Denver, Colorado in December and summer-themed PJammin® event hosted by ACCO partner Jel Sert in July 2016. For more information about ACCO’s Signature Corporate Events program, please visit our website at: http://www.acco.org/corporate-events/.
Both PJammin® parties will feature free Xbox play stations, a Just Dance station, a photobooth (San Antonio only), and other family-friendly activities, as well as special appearances by The Batman of San Antonio and friends (San Antonio location only) and other local celebrities! Kids will receive special “swag bags” from Microsoft and ACCO, and there will be a Donation Station for individuals and families who would like to make a contribution to both national and local families in need due to childhood cancer. Pizza by Luciano’s, decorated with the gold ribbon symbolizing childhood cancer, and other refreshments will be available at both special events!
ACCO is sending a representative from their National Headquarters in Beltsville, MD to attend each event. There will also be a professional photographer and videographer onsite. We will be sharing the event on ACCO’s Facebook page with the over 140,000 followers nationwide! (https://www.facebook.com/americanchildhoodcancer/)