The American Childhood Cancer Organization
The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) was founded in 1970 by parents of children diagnosed with cancer. Formerly known as Candlelighters, ACCO is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated to childhood cancer.
Did you know childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children and is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 4 and 14 in the United States? ACCO is determined to change these statistics and make childhood cancer a national health priority by shaping policy, supporting research, raising awareness, and providing educational resources and programs to children with cancer, childhood cancer survivors, and their families.
Over the past 50 years, ACCO has supported more than half a million families because kids can’t fight cancer alone®.
Learn More about the American Childhood Cancer Organization
- Our Mission
- Our History
- Interactive Timeline of our History
- Our Board and Staff
- Get Involved
- ACCO Registered Trademarks (Go Gold® and PJammin® are among the registered trademarks of the American Childhood Cancer Organization)
Free Resources from the American Childhood Cancer Organization
ACCO provides resources to families and children with cancer at no cost to them! Click on ACCO’s mascot, Cozy, to request your free resources!