September is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 - Aidan's mom, after learning her 5-year-old son had Nephroblastoma, a kidney cancer also known as Wilms tumor.  Read more stories about children with cancer  here .

- Aidan's mom, after learning her 5-year-old son had Nephroblastoma, a kidney cancer also known as Wilms tumor.

Read more stories about children with cancer here.

September is a time when we celebrate advances in childhood cancer treatment and care, remember the children we've lost, and engage new advocates to join in our mission of achieving a day when every child with cancer can live a long and healthy life.

The events listed here are open to the public.

The pediatric patient population with chemotherapy-induced hearing loss represents a segment of the cancer survivor community with a severe burden of disease with great unmet medical need. An externally-led, FDA-approved Patient Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting on September 13, 2018 near Washington, DC will explore these issues in-depth. Registration is now open for the live webcast of this program! More information> 

The highlight of the month for many childhood cancer families CureFest is on the National Mall scheduled this year for September 15-16, 2018.  The event brings together 80 foundations and hundreds of families and advocates to the nation's capitol for two days of speeches, marches, rallies, walks, and entertainment. 

Be sure to stop by our booth at CureFest this year!  Children's Cause is proud to be a CureFest sponsor. More information>   

This webinar will disseminate the most recent childhood cancer treatment discoveries and drug/protocol approvals. Speakers will include some of the leading researchers in the nation. Register here>


Click an image below to learn more about these limited opportunities to support the Children's Cause while you shop -- only in September!


Also in September, our College Scholars are back at school and preparing to launch their fall projects! Read about Melissa and Malachi, and their chosen advocacy projects, here.

There are plenty more events happening during September, both in DC and around the country, and we encourage you to check out the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer's Events Calendar to see if there's something going on in your area. And be sure you're following us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates from Washington, DC, all month long! Use hashtags #CCAM and #GOLDSTRONG to share your own awareness stories!

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Finally, please consider participating in our 2018 Patient Needs Survey: At Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy, responding to real-life issues on affordability, insurance coverage and access to care is a top priority. In partnership with the Patient Advocate Foundation, we're conducting a 5-10 minute online survey of childhood cancer families, patients and survivors to better understand healthcare barriers facing families like yours. 

Your input strengthens the data we take to policymakers in Washington and state capitols as we fight for improved access to quality, affordable care. Plus, you could win a $100 Amazon gift card! Learn more>


For questions about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please contact us at info@childrenscause.org or 202-552-7392.