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WHY GOLD RIBBON HEROES MATTER

For many children diagnosed with childhood cancer, the prognosis now is significantly better than it was only 40 years ago; in fact, more than 80% of children with cancer will now survive five years and even longer, as compared Gold Ribbon Heroes LRto a five-year survival rate of only 58% in the mid-1970s. Yet for the children who are struggling to be one of those 80%, the road is always difficult, often painful, and never straight and narrow. Luckily, these children don’t have to travel the road to survival by themselves. For as strong and as courageous as these children are, they are surrounding by loving, dedicated individuals who every day find the strength, wisdom, and commitment to help cancer’s youngest warriors on their journey, wherever it may lead. These individuals play a critical role in making the lives of children and families impacted by this terrible disease just a little bit easier.

Through our Gold Ribbon Hero Program, the ACCO seeks to celebrate as many of these important individuals as we can, to show the world just how important they are in helping and supporting cancer’s youngest and strongest warriors. Anyone can be a Gold Ribbons Hero. A Gold Ribbon Hero may be the child who astounds us with strength and perseverance, a parent who continues to show courage and bravery even when their heart is breaking, a medical practitioner who cares so deeply about each and every patient, or a researcher who continues to persevere in the ongoing search for the next miracle cure. These individuals are an inspiration and a positive example for everyone in the childhood cancer community and beyond.

MEET OUR LATEST GOLD RIBBON HEROES BY CLICKING HERE OR THE LINKS BELOW


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WHO ARE OUR GOLD RIBBON HEROES?

There are Gold Ribbon Heroes around us every day, and we wish we could tell you the personal story of each and every one. We encourage you to scroll through our blog, read the inspiring story of our most recent Gold Ribbon Hero, and scroll through our history of the many Gold Ribbon Heroes the ACCO has been able to celebrate. Their stories and the contributions, big and small, that each of them have made in fight against childhood cancer may make you cry, will certainly inspire you, and will most definitely help you understand the enormity of the challenges facing childhood cancer’s youngest warriors and their families.

HELP US CELEBRATE INSPIRING INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANDER:
NOMINATE A GOLD RIBBON HERO TODAY!

 

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Nominate Your Hero! We want to celebrate your Gold Ribbon Hero and share their childhood cancer story with our community. If you would like to nominate your child or a special someone who has made a difference in your child's life, please complete the Gold Ribbon Hero nomination form below. 


Help us recognize the brave warriors, raise awareness about childhood cancer, lend a helping hand, and give our kids the strength and courage to persevere each and every day.


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As an "Advocacy Efforts ONLY" member you will only receive information regarding changes to current childhood cancer legislation, upcoming childhood cancer legislation and advocacy efforts initiated by ACCO.

As an "Awareness Opportunities ONLY" member you will only receive information regarding ACCO's awareness t-shirt campaigns (ICCD and Go Gold) as well as awareness events in your local community hosted by ACCO.

As an "ACCO Full Supporter" you will receive information about Childhood Cancer advocacy efforts, local events in your community and ACCO awareness opportunities both locally and countrywide.
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Email our Sr. Social Media & Communications Manager, Alison Sutton, at asutton@acco.org for more information!





















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ACCO Free Resources


If you're interested in our free resources, fill out our form HERE and go to our website for additional information on resources ACCO provides.


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Submit a maximum of five (5) high-quality photos of the nominee for us to share on our Social Media! If you have videos, please add them too! 





If you experience any issues sending over information or uploading photos/videos, please reach out to Alison Sutton, asutton@americanchildhoodcancer.org
A member of our team will reach out to coordinate your Gold Ribbon Hero feature. With nominations flooding in, we appreciate your patience. Thank you!