Childhood Cancer Awareness Month | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children. While researchers at the Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and many other pediatric cancer centers are making great progress in the search for a cure, they need more funding to continue their work.

That's why each September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Center team rallies to increase visibility of pediatric cancer in our communities. This year there are many ways to get involved, both here in the Philadelphia area and in cities across the country.

Ways to join the cause

Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk

Parkway RunThe Parkway Run is the largest annual fundraiser for the Cancer Center. In 2013, the event raised more than $1 million, and was attended by over 10,000 people. This year's event is over, but you can still donate to the Parkway Run & Walk »


Share the facts about childhood cancer

Share the factsWhy Childhood Cancer Awareness? Because many don't understand the challenges that pediatric cancer researchers, doctors and patients are facing. Learn why we need to spread awareness in September and all year long. Check out our childhood cancer infographic »


Become an advocate

Be an advocateAre you participating in the Parkway Run in honor of a child with cancer? Have you or your family been affected by pediatric cancer? Help raise awareness by personalizing a press release with your story. Become a childhood cancer advocate »


Power to the Ponytail Party

beyond cancerOur first Power to the Ponytail Party had a great turnout! We raised $1,200 for the Cancer Center, and snipped 30 ponytails that will be used to make real-hair wigs for women and girls who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment. Thank you to all who helped make this event a huge success!


Beyond Cancer 2013

beyond cancerChildhood cancer patients, survivors and their families were reunited at Beyond Cancer 2013! Check back soon for photos from the day.



Donate to the Cancer Center

Donate to the centerEven the smallest gift to the Cancer Center at CHOP can help get us closer to a cure. Support pediatric cancer research by making a donation, planning an event, or creating a customized fundraising website. Learn about ways to give »


Get inspired by our patients

Several patients are representing CHOP during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by telling the world about their experience with cancer, and spreading the word about the importance of fundraising for childhood cancer research. Meet some of the Parkway Run & Walk Patient Ambassadors and read their remarkable stories.

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