NATIONAL TACKLE KIDS CANCER DAY | SEPTEMBER 15
National Tackle Kids Cancer Day on September 15th gives you a chance to be part of the cure for pediatric cancer research. Join other Tackle Kids Cancer supporters by volunteering to rally our community and raise the needed funds for pediatric cancer research. Did you know only 4% of federal cancer dollars apply to pediatric cancer research? Finding a cure means more than ever. Tackle Kids Cancer Day gives us a platform for our voices to be heard. Help find a cure for pediatric cancer.
The day supports innovative research and patient care programs at the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) at Hackensack University Medical Center. CCI is pioneering over a dozen clinical trials to treat aggressive types of pediatric cancer. Most notably, their extensive pediatric neuro-oncology program is leading the way to establish new protocols in treating this dire diagnosis. Additionally, Tackle Kids Cancer funds the Cure and Beyond Program – one of a handful of survivorship programs for pediatric cancer survivors in the country.
On Tackle Kids Cancer Day, let your support shine through! Gear up and help find a cure for pediatric cancer!
HOW TO OBSERVE TACKLE KIDS CANCER DAY
Show your support by joining the team in several ways.
- Donate! Your donations support several programs, research and pave the way to a cure.
- Support essential clinical care, unique support services, and groundbreaking cancer research needed to find a cure.
- Get involved by organizing a fundraiser or volunteering for an event.
- Share your experiences as a survivor, parent, or researcher. Your stories inspire understanding and support.
As you join the celebration, be sure to share by using #TackleKidsCancerDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL TACKLE KIDS CANCER DAY HISTORY
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.