September 2010 has come and gone. A review, some a repeat, but with links to send thanks to the companies, groups and people who made things happen. Please let them know they make a difference. Congratulations & thank you to everyone involved in whatever way; the combined and united efforts of this community can and will change the world.
Immediately, the Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign kicked into high gear:
Click here to THANK Hyundai Motor America.
1500 docs from the Children’s Oncology Group met in Dallas, collaborating on how to help our kids. It's the 10th anniversary of COG. Thanks to CureSearch and all the COG docs! And give special thanks here to the event sponsor – the St. Baldrick’s Foundation!!
The gang at Alex’s Lemonade Stand teamed with Strawberry Shortcake to bring both corporate funding and national awareness to the fight. Let’s all say thanks to Strawberry Shortcake! Other great ALSF supporters to thank include: Mike and Ike’s, Applebees and Walgreens.
Great exposure from FOX Sports who teamed with St. Jude for the 2010 NFL season. Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw said: "I played a long time in the NFL, with a lot of tough and courageous individuals, but nobody can match the courage and determination of these wonderful children”. Yep. Thank FOX here.
Check Working Mother mag's special section: September is…A Cancer Story. From Eugenie Kleinerman M.D. on the State of Pedantic Cancer Funding to contributions from TX Childrens, Liz Scott of Alex's Lemonade Stands, the Honorable Deborah Pryce, Bear Necessities, CHOP, and PAC2 member Rebecca Wright! Say thanks to Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CureSearch held 4 Walks in Sept. raising nearly $200k! Six more Walks in Oct to raise $$ for the Children's Oncology Group whose 230 hospitals and 5000 docs treat 90% of cancer kids. More about Walks here.
CureSearch announced that The Jeff Gordon Foundation signed to raise money to fund research because..."only research cures children's cancer"! Great visibility to the millions of NASCAR fans! Email Jeff at: email@example.com
The 46 mommas shave for the brave appeared on-stage at the live broadcast of Stand Up To Cancer and have raised $180k so far! Here's a great video. Are you ready to be a bald momma in 2011? Just click here.
Stand Up To Cancer gave a shout out to St. Baldricks on the ticker as the moms stood on stage. Amazingly altruistic for a competing charity. The childhood cancer links and the Childhood Cancer Awareness blog further highlighted Sept. & kids cancer. Thank SU2C and continue this blossoming relationship between the kid’s cancer community and SU2C here.
In early Sept. the Oprah Please Do A Show On Childhood Cancer - Our Kids Need Your Help Facebook group got started. Please join if you Facebook. 30 days over 30k Fans!
The Pediatric Cancer Caucus was the largest collection of childhood cancer experts ever assembled before Congress. The day just exuded hope. Here is PAC2’s Report on this incredible event. Based on the importance of the Caucus, we encourage you to contact your House Rep to join the Caucus and Increase the Membership of the Pediatric Cancer Caucus.
Wrapping up the month - Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation competed in the Pepsi challenge – and won $250k for kid cancer research. If you voted, thank yourself for that.