Show Your Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
It’s September…the time to start saying goodbye to summer, hello to autumn, and seeing kids get on the bus for the beginning of another school year. It is also the month set aside as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Why do we need a month set aside to highlight pediatric cancer? Ask any parent of a child battling cancer today and they will let you know that tiny bodies going through chemotherapy are heartbreaking to watch. We know that advances in medicine have helped improve the odds for children diagnosed with cancer, but the numbers are still astounding!
Did you know…
- Certain types of pediatric cancers are still incurable?
- 1 in 6 pediatric cancer patients will not survive the next 5 years.
- 1 in every 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.
- Approximately 10,470 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. in 2022.
- Only 6 new drugs have been developed for pediatric cancers since 2020.
- Cancer is the number 1 cause of death by illness for children in America. It is the number 2 cause of death in children overall (after accidents).
*statistics from the American Childhood Cancer Organization 2022
For families who have been impacted by pediatric cancer, the Michael Magro Foundation is there to help ease the stress during a frightening and chaotic time. By providing support programs and financial assistance, the Foundation makes it possible for families to focus on their number one priority – the health and well-being of their sick child.
Over the past few years, the work of the Foundation has become known in other parts of the country. Rooted and headquartered on Long Island, the organization is now partnering with children’s hospitals and child life departments in states all around the country. The Foundation operates 100% on private donations from the community. To learn how you can get involved with the Foundation, visit: https://michaelmagrofoundation.com/how-to-get-involved/
This year, Michael Magro Foundation is partnering with more than a dozen nonprofits fighting the battle against pediatric cancer in the SHOW YOUR GOLD campaign. We need your help in spotlighting pediatric cancer! Join forces with your family and friends in raising awareness, funds, and more. Need some ideas to Show Your Gold this September? Here are a few ways you can get involved.
🎗Host a fundraiser or awareness campaign
🎗Wear Gold clothing and accessories
🎗Rally your school for a Show Your Gold spirit week
🎗Tie Gold Ribbons around your neighborhood and community…ask your neighbors to display them too
🎗Host a bake sale
There is no limit to the ways we can all make a difference if we work together.
The Michael Magro Foundation is so grateful for the friends we have made throughout the years. Together we have raised funds, raised awareness, and made it possible for families to get through the worst of times as their children battle cancer. Now we are making a difference in the lives of families all over the country. But, with 42 children diagnosed with cancer each and every day, our work is far from over. Let’s fight this fight together. Let’s SHOW OUR GOLD together and show these tiny warriors and their families that we are here to help.