Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

     We have so many opportunities to share with you in how you can help bring awareness for Childhood Cancer this month!  First, please feel free to use any of the following photos to post on all of your social media sites.  We need to turn the world gold!









     In addition to changing your social media sites to show your support, there are many other things you can do to help the cause.  Spread the word about the cause and share facts about childhood cancer on your social media sites; make a donation to a childhood cancer (I have a list in the tab above) charity or children's hospital; search www.change.org for any petitions to sign relating to childhood cancer; write to Congressional representatives urging them to join the Childhood Cancer Caucus and sponsor any legislation for the cause, or write to your state and local representatives about proclaiming September "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month" and to "Go Gold"; get your own children involved by hosting a fundraiser such as a bake sale, coin drive, lemonade stand or garage sale; partner with local school to hold "Go Gold" Spirit Days in conjunction with a fundraiser; and so much more!

 Nautica Malibu Triathlon

     The Nautica Malibu Triathlon, benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angles will happen the weekend of September 19 & 20.  You can participate in one of two ways: 1)Register for the event (There will also be a Nautica Kids Run and Tot Trot, so kids are welcome to!) at Nautica Malibu Triathlon and 2) You can donate to our dear friends the Andrade Family, who have formed the very first corporate team representing, and consisting of, the very families this triathlon aims to support called Sophia's Buddies. You have 18 days left to donate!



Blood Drives

Hope for Hazel Blood Drive
To celebrate Hazel being 1 year off treatment, and to kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month our family is hosting a blood drive at CBS Studios in Studio City, CA.  Come see a working TV/movie studio and celebrate, all while saving lives at the same time!

Host Your Own Blood Drive

Did you know that one blood donation can save up to 3 children?!  Hazel had over 70 different blood transfusions, each one she relied on to literally keep her alive.  So call your local Children's Hospital and organize a blood drive in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Shope Gold For A Cure
Search #shopgoldforacure on Instagram and find a plethora or Instagram, Etsy and other online shops who are donating most, if not all, of their proceeds to childhood cancer, and get some gold swag while you are at it!


Challenges

Pablove Foundation- Check out this AWESOME LIST that The Pablove Foundation created to guide you in how you can help during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and what challenges they offer

Maxlove Project- The MaxLove Project is a nonprofit organization helping SuperKids thrive against the odds with integrative medicine and 100% LOVE") is hosting their annual #HonestLovesMax event.

For each use of the hashtag #HonestLovesMax in the month of September The Honest Company (www.honest.com) will donate $1 (goal $30,000) to MaxLove Project for innovative quality of life care projects, including the development of an empowering book for SuperKids.


Twitter – Use #HonestLovesMax hashtag, RTs count.

Sample Tweet:

"It's Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and @Honest is giving to @maxloveproject! Every tweet with #HonestLovesMax = $1 so RETWEET!"


Facebook and Instagram -- use the app located athttp://honestlovesmax.com/ as of Thurs, 9/3



#Just Keep Dancing- Ellen DeGeneres from The Ellen DeGeneres Show has requested that we follow her in creating dancing videos to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. She was inspired by Braylon Beam who dances to help him with his battle with brain cancer. Ellen is asking that we post our videos with the hashtag ‪#‎JustKeepDancing‬ and ask others to join in and make this the new Ice Bucket Challenge and donate to childhood cancer research.

Empire Go Gold & World Go Gold Campains- #EmpireGoGold #WolrdGoGold Recently there has been a movement across the nation for landmarks and well known buildings to "light up" gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, the Empire State Building has refused time and time again, even after lighting up for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The US Open and in a bid for the Democratic National Convention.  This campaign's goal is to not only have the Empire State Building turn gold, but also the whole world! Head on over to the Facebook page to see how you can help turn the world gold!


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