September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and Gold is the color for Pediatric Cancer Awareness. In September 2016, towns across the South Shore came together to GO WICKED GOLD to drive awareness and raise research funding for pediatric cancer, a disease that is on the rise yet is grossly underfunded. Please join us the year as we come together and GO WICKED GOLD once again to drive awareness, raise research funding and show our solidarity for the many families in our community who have been impacted by pediatric cancer.
1. Buy Your Gold
Buy your Gold and donate to the cause. We will be selling items like socks, shirts, ribbons, bracelets, lawn signs and more with a portion of the proceeds from these sales donated to Pediatric Cancer Research.
2. Share Your Gold
We want to see how you GO WICKED GOLD. Be as creative as you can and post photos on social media with #GoWickedGold showing your kids, families, pets, sports teams, neighborhoods, schools, businesses, etc. GO WICKED GOLD for Pediatric Cancer.
3. Donate Your Gold
For the entire month of September, we will be collecting donations for Pediatric Cancer Research. Giving is as easy as sending a text message.
1. Text to 41444
2. In your message type GoWickedGold ( space) Your donation amount
Example: GoWickedGold $50
3. Hit Send and follow the link to fulfill your donation through our secure giving site.
No Donation is Too Small!
Pediatric Cancer is Not Rare
According to new research from the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), about 300,000 children worldwide (ages infant to 19) are diagnosed with cancer each year. http://www.stbaldricks.org/blog/post/new-data-shows-a-child-is-diagnosed-with-cancer-every-2-minutes
According to the national Cancer Institute, pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States. http://www.cancer.gov/types/childhood-cancers/child-adolescent-cancers-fact-sheet
Despite these astounding facts, pediatric cancer research is grossly underfunded. Thank you for helping us fight this senseless disease that impacts so many young innocent children and their families.
#GoWickedGold For Pediatric Cancer Awareness & Research - if ever there's been a wicked good cause, this is it.