Lace Up For Kids | Supporting Kids Fighting Cancer
Support kids fighting cancer with Lace Up For Kids.
The statistics attached to childhood cancer are heartbreaking. Each year in the U.S. an estimated 15,700 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer. This means that approximately 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday. Globally, there are more than 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year – every 3 minutes, somewhere in the world a family hears the devastating words that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. While survival rates for many types of childhood cancer have improved, for too many children, cancer will shorten their lives too soon. Cancer remains the most common cause of death by disease for children in America. We want to raise awareness to this harrowing issue and we’re doing so this September. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and childhood cancer awareness is represented by the color gold. Solving Kids’ Cancer is encouraging kids to swap out their shoelaces during the month of September and support kids fighting cancer by wearing gold. To learn more about and join the movement, here’s Lace Up For Kids | Supporting Kids Fighting Cancer.
Solving Kids’ Cancer isn’t just their name; it’s their mission. Founded by two fathers who lost their children to cancer, Solving Kids’ Cancer identifies and addresses the areas of greatest need in childhood cancer research, focusing on aggressive childhood cancers with low survival rates. Their proactive agenda puts the child at the center of everything they do. Through collaborating with researchers and institutions nationally and internationally, Solving Kids’ Cancer helps accelerate new, next-generation treatments, including immunotherapy, cancer vaccines, and new drugs by applying an understanding of the entire childhood cancer research landscape to wisely invest in innovative projects.
Solving Kids’ Cancer takes a hands-on approach to research funding from the very moment they receive applications for projects. Their approach is objective, unbiased, and led by the patient and parent community. This represents a departure from the ‘traditional’ model of research philanthropy in childhood cancer. This sort of approach increases the influence of the parent community on these decisions. As a non-profit with no direct affiliation to any one researcher, center, or company, Solving Kids’ Cancer is able to assess and fund research with absolute focus on how it serves those in need and fits into a wider strategy to cure childhood cancer.
If you’re wondering how you can join the movement there’s no need to worry – it’s easier than ever! To help support this campaign and raise awareness, donate to Solving Kids’ Cancer between August 15 and September 31, and they’ll mail you a free pair of gold laces to swap into your favorite pair of sneakers. If you are interested in requesting a larger amount of free laces, whether it’s for a school or organization, contact [email protected]
Time to Lace Up for Kids with Cancer! Take a pic, share with friends, and be sure to tag Solving Kids’ Cancer!