Join the Fight against No. 1 deadliest childhood disease throughout September
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
The American Cancer Society estimates about 16,000 U.S. children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022. In the same year, an estimated 1,600 will die from the disease.
Despite major treatment advances, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children, officials at Phoenix Children’s report. Cancer doesn’t stop and the need for Phoenix Children’s to fight this disease is consistent and ongoing. That’s why Phoenix Children’s is asking the public to “Step Up. Stop Cancer” and help raise much needed funds during September’s National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The campaign brings together individuals and businesses in the Valley to fund critical care at Phoenix Children’ Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, including research, equipment, and patient care.
There are many ways the public can participate, including: Donate. Donate any amount to the CCBD. Throughout the entire month of September, your donation to Phoenix Children’s CCBD will be matched, up to $125,000, by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Camelback Volkswagen Subaru | Camelback Hyundai Kia.
Fundraise. Start a movement against childhood cancer by getting your family, friends and colleagues involved, or donate to a friend’s “Step Up. Stop Cancer.” fundraiser.
Support Phoenix Children’s Partners. Visit StepUpStopCancer.org for a list of the Valley businesses that are Stepping Up their support including:
Phoenix Children’s opportunities:
Arizona Diamondbacks Childhood Cancer Awareness Game
Sept. 4, 2022, at 1:10 p.m. at Chase Field (401 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix). Join Phoenix Children’s for a special baseball game with the Arizona Diamondbacks to raise awareness and funds for Phoenix Children’s CCBD.
Phoenix Rising Childhood Cancer Awareness Game
Sept. 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Rising Stadium (19593 S. 48th St. in Chandler). Join Phoenix Children’s for a special soccer game with Phoenix Rising to raise awareness and funds for Phoenix Children’s CCBD.
Harkins Theatres Hosts Day of Giving
All valley Harkins Theatres locations are hosting a day of giving where $1 from every popcorn sold on Sept. 10, 2022, will benefit Phoenix Children’s CCBD.
Locks for Gold Event
Sept. 16, 2022. Hair loss is a common side effect for children undergoing cancer treatment. Since 2017, the Locks for Gold event has donated more than 3,000 inches of hair to two organizations that provide free hair replacement systems to children with medical reasons for hair loss. Donate
Extra Life eSports Tournament
Sept. 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Advancing Technology (2625 W. Baseline Road in Tempe). One of Arizona’s biggest esports events, the Extra Life eSports Tournament is raising funds for Phoenix Children’s CCBD this year.
Arizona Central Credit Union
Sept. 1–30, 2022, all Arizona Central Credit Union branches will be selling bracelets, icons and raffle tickets to support Phoenix CCBD. Find an Arizona Central Credit Union branch
Copper State Credit Union and First Credit Union
Sept. 1–30, 2022, all Copper State Credit Union and First Credit Union branches will be selling bracelets and icons to support Phoenix CCBD.
State Forty Eight
Sept. 1–30, 2022, (while supplies last), State Forty Eight will donate $5 from the purchase of every “Step Up. Stop Cancer.” shirt to Phoenix CCBD.
Childhood Cancer Research Specialty License Plate
Help fund childhood cancer research by purchasing a specialty license plate. This design was created and is supported by Ella’s Tea Party, Inc., a nonprofit organization created by friends and family of a young girl fighting cancer. Money collected from the sale of this plate goes toward a fund supporting research for childhood cancer and rare childhood diseases.