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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hope is Golden Celebrating 40 years

September 2017 Events

For the LOVE OF GOLD and our precious children,

we are Painting the Town Gold once again to bring awareness to childhood cancer in the Inland Northwest.

Join us and our generous 2017 partners during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month … because kids can’t fight cancer alone!

Check back often for important dates!

Stacks Light Up Gold to honor all children who have or have had cancer. Last two weeks for September. Check back for updates

2015 Video

August 28 – Spokane Mayoral Proclamation Dedication for September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Spokane City Council

August 30 – Wake Up Call Coffee – Cancer Kids Barista for a Day

August 31 – Wake Up Call Coffee fundraiser for the day THANK YOU! Donations are being collected throughout the month at all locations!

September 9 – 4th Annual Gregory Hall Memorial 5K Run/Walk –FacebookFlyerRegistration form –  Registration online  

September 19th -20th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the Glover Mansion 6-8

September 22ndFindlay Nissan Post Falls Mario Kart Tournament – proceeds to benefit ACCOIN – THANK YOU!

September 26 Hope is Golden Benefit Luncheon


PF Chang’s PF Chang’s Downtown Spokane – Paint the Terracotta Warrior Horse Gold!

Brain Freeze special flavor ice cream – Hearts of Gold proceeds benefit ACCOIN – Every Friday during the month of September Brain Freeze will donate $1 from every regular scoop and $.50 from every kids scoop on EVERY scoop, not just Hearts of Gold. On all the other days, Brain Freeze will donate $1 for a regular and $.50 for a kids on just the Hearts of Gold flavor.  They also have the “Lick Childhood Cancer” shirts again that they will donate $5 from the sale of every shirt.

Gonzaga Cheerleaders wearing childhood cancer ribbons at games

Why Paint the Town Gold?

Paint The Town Gold with tagline


The Gold Ribbon is the international symbol for childhood cancer. In honor of every child who has ever been diagnosed with childhood cancer, we would like your help to “Paint the Town Gold” in order to bring awareness to this disease. By working together, we can make an impact on the local community by becoming successful childhood cancer advocates through the promotion of the color gold!

Gold ribbon awareness pins available.



  • Childhood Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the US.
  • Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • In the US, among children from birth to age 19, more than 15,780 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year.
  • Every 40 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer in the US.
  • The most common type of cancer in children is Leukemia.
  • One in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.

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