What is a PJammin® for Kids with Cancer event?
A PJammin® for Kids with Cancer event is an event that is hosted by anyone who desires to stand in solidarity for the thousands of children living in their pajamas for months while receiving medical treatment. Every PJammin® project creates awareness of childhood cancer, creates supportive communities for local families who are dealing with childhood cancer and raises funds to provide resources and support for children and their families currently fighting cancer. Who says you have to raise awareness for childhood cancer in a suit?
Children with cancer often spend months, even years, living in their pajamas at home or in the hospital as they undergo critical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. During this time, they frequently miss school, time with siblings and friends, and other normal childhood activities. Instead, they rely solely on their family and medical team to help them through this difficult time in their lives.
What can I do?
You can help bring awareness to these children and their courage, strength, and perseverance by organizing a PJammin® Day at your school. The concept is simple: each child at school is invited to participate in this fun awareness event by wearing their pajamas to school in exchange for a donation. To understand what your donations help fund, click here.
What does ACCO provide for the event?
Our program coordinator can assist you in coming up with a creative, exciting way to spark awareness of the needs of children with cancer while raising money to support the ACCO and its mission to improve the lives of children with cancer. We handle all of the administrative aspects of your fundraising initiative, including providing a personalized fundraising website tailored to your unique PJammin® event. Email Jessica, our Program Coordinator directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 855-858-2226 ext. 101.
PJAMMIN® AT WORK!
Not a school? Businesses and corporations are also invited to organize a PJammin® event! PJammin® events can be a great teambuilding exercise as your employees work together to raise awareness of this important cause. PJammin® events also create an excellent opportunity for your organization to develop outreach into your local community as well as connect with existing and potential customers. Invite your employees to wear their pajamas to work for a day for a small contribution, or offer to make a donation for every customer who shares a picture of themselves in their pajamas. Do you have another great idea? There are so many ways for your organization to get involved in this important cause; we look forward to working with you to facilitate your creative suggestions!
How does our donation help? The children undergoing treatment are not the only ones who need help. Their families require support too: clear, comprehensible information to help them make life-saving medical decisions, emotional support to help them cope with the daily stresses caused by this disease, and resources to help them make the treatment protocols just a little bit easier for their precious child.
Our mission is to provide critical assistance and support to these children and their families. Join our mission today!