4 Ways to Show Your Support During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, TOKC is shining a light on ways to make a difference for kids battling cancer. Below are four ways to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness this month:
One of the most crucial ways to show your support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to take action by donating. When you donate to TOKC, you help advance progressive research into pediatric cancers. All donations made to TOKC are matched dollar-for-dollar by MD Anderson and Texas Children’s Hospital.
You can also shop directly from the TOKC website. We have a wide variety of products available that make great gifts for loved ones or for a pediatric cancer patient to help brighten their day. All proceeds of your purchase go directly back to our organization’s mission.
Many online shopping websites provide an option to give back while you shop, like Amazon’s AmazonSmile program, where a percentage of your purchase is donated to the nonprofit organization of choice.
Hosting fundraising events are another fun way to spread awareness and get others involved in the cause. You can partner with businesses in the community, host neighborhood competitions, or host a screening of the “Until 20” documentary at a local venue. Organizing an event is a great way to bring together your community for a compassionate cause. Some of the TOKC events taking place this month are:
- Local Broadcast of Until 20 – Friday, Sept. 7th, 8pm – 10pm
- Kendra Scott Gives Back Event – Saturday, Sept. 15th, 5pm – 8pm
- Crossing Over Basketball Fundraiser by Trevor Allison & Robbie Hilliard – Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2pm – 10pm
If you have an event idea or want to host an event but need ideas, TOKC is here to help make this a success.
Volunteer your extra time in honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. You can make a child’s day by visiting their hospital and spending time with them. Many hospitals allow visitors to take gifts to the children to lift their spirits. Another way to volunteer is to help plan or work at a fundraising event. TOKC continually organizes events or hospital visits which volunteers can be a part of. We are thankful for everything our volunteers do and always have opportunities for new volunteers to get involved.
- M.D. Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital – Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 9:30am – 11:30am
- Texas Children’s Hospital – Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 9:30am – 11:30am
- Ochsner Hospital for Children – Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 9:30am – 11:30am
- Driscoll Children’s Hospital – Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 9:30am – 11:30am
Whether you choose to donate, shop for a cause, host an event or volunteer your time, your life will be changed when you give back. If you would like to find more ways to volunteer or host an event, contact us at 361-883-TOKC or emails us at TOKC@TriumphOverKidCancer.org