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How to Help Kids with Cancer During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to get involved on behalf of children fighting childhood cancer!  

There are so many different ways for you to help kids with cancer! No matter how you decide to get involved, the important thing to know is that your actions matter to children and families fighting childhood cancer. 

Here are five ways you can help kids with cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:

1. Make a donation

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to donate to ACCO’s ongoing effort to develop and offer free resources to families facing a cancer diagnosis. Our resources are designed to help children, teens, siblings, and families cope with the medical, emotional, and psychological hardships of childhood cancer. Thanks to your help, we can continue to offer all our resources free of charge to families facing a cancer diagnosis. 


2. Go Gold for Kids with Cancer®

Gold is the color of the month during September and what better way to raise awareness about childhood cancer than to incorporate the gold ribbon into your fundraiser! All you need to do is select your theme–a sports night, a dance party, a fashion show, a bake sale–and highlight the color gold. As a special bonus, ACCO will provide gold-themed awareness items to help you paint your community GOLD for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Find more ideas for Go Gold fundraisers here!

3. Host a PJammin® Party

Pjammin event

Kids in treatment for childhood cancer can spend weeks–even months–in the hospital. PJammin® events help people in your community stand in solidarity with kids who often live in their pjs at the hospital, while raising money for a great cause. Work with your school or place of work to organize a day for everyone to show up in their pjs in exchange for a donation. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a great way to raise awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

PJammin® for Kids with Cancer

4. Join the Take a Pop, Share a Smile Program

For kids with cancer, a frozen pop can be more than just a tasty treat; it can also help ease the discomfort of some of chemo’s side effects. Through our Take a Pop, Share a Smile program, our partner JelSert provides a free special freezer and unlimited supply of ice pops to hospitals across the U.S. Help us expand our program by requesting a freezer for your local children’s hospital! 

Request a Freezer

5. Advocate for Kids with Cancer

ACCO and the childhood cancer community has a goal for every state to proclaim this month — September — Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We need your help! Join forces with us and make your voice heard! The process is easy: simply visit our Voter Voice Action Center where ACCO has provided a pre-written email for you to send to your governor. It only takes a few minutes to make a powerful statement on behalf of children fighting childhood cancer!

Proclaim September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in your state

About the American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer Organization was founded in 1970 by parents of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer. As the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization dedicated to childhood cancer, ACCO is committed to shaping policy, supporting research, raising awareness, and providing free educational resources to kids with cancer, survivors, and their families. Additionally, ACCO is the sole U.S. member of Childhood Cancer International (CCI) and has helped support more than half a million families over the past 50 years. Help make childhood cancer a national health priority because kids can’t fight cancer alone®

For more information about how ACCO can help your family, call 855.858.2226 or visit:

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