Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation founded National Tackle Kids Cancer Day to raise awareness about pediatric cancer. More research and fundraising supports finding a cure for this horrific disease. Tackle Kids Cancer formed in September of 2015, and since its inception, it has raised $4.5 million from nearly 7,000 supporters. The funds go toward pediatric cancer research occurring at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center. As one of the fastest-growing philanthropies in the country, Tackle Kids Cancer has supporters from all 50 states and over a dozen countries.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be annually observed starting in 2017.