CureSearch Day 2014: Why We're Raising Awareness for Childhood Cancer & How You Can Get Involved

Accelerate the Search for a Cure to Childhood Cancer, Because Soon is Not Soon Enough
Sep 8, 2014 12:50 PM ET

Today, 42 parents will hear the words, “your child has cancer,” and one out of eight children will not survive.  While more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment each year, only two cancer medications have been specifically developed for children in the last twenty years.

That is why CureSearch for Children’s Cancer supports research at all stages. From basic science to advanced clinical trials, every phase of research holds the potential to save children’s lives.  In the last 30 years, research has been responsible for saving the lives of over 300,000 children with cancer.

Along with funding research, CureSearch is committed to supporting families and communities facing cancer today. Hosting events around the country to honor children and families and rallying communities in the fight against children’s cancer, CureSearch continues to provide education and resources so that no child faces a diagnosis and treatment without a fully equipped team behind them.

This September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, America’s Charities is standing behind families with children facing cancer by showing our support for CureSearch (watch our video). Help us build momentum toward a cure for all children’s cancers now, because soon is not soon enough.

Here’s what you can do Today and Throughout September:

Shower CureSearch with your support! Share why you support CureSearch and childhood cancer research. Post your video, photo, or a message on CureSearch’s Facebook page or on Twitter @CureSearch.  To help you get started, we’ve included some messages and graphics you can easily share below.

Workplace Giving:

During September and throughout the Fall, many companies hold workplace giving programs, which empower employees to donate to their favorite charities through payroll deduction. This is one of the easiest, most cost-efficient ways to help charities that are important to you.  So take advantage of this employee benefit and give to CureSearch. Click here to learn more about workplace giving and how to participate. If workplace giving isn’t an option, donate now.

Cause Partnership:

If your company is looking for a cause to support, consider aligning your brand with childhood cancer research.  There are a variety of ways you can do this. America’s Charities’ consultants specialize in helping companies implement strategic philanthropy strategies, and we can help you create a cohesive program that supports CureSearch and childhood cancer research. Contact us to learn more. You can also visit CureSearch online at or call 800-458-6223 to discuss partnership opportunities with CureSearch.

Advocate & Volunteer:

Whether it’s just you or a group of friends and colleagues, there are a variety of ways to demonstrate your love for children and commitment to ending childhood cancer.  From fundraising or participating in a CureSearch Walk in your community, to being a community representative or an online advocate, CureSearch welcomes your help.

Learn more about CureSearch for Children’s Cancer and all the work they do!  Visit

>> Click here for shareable social media messages and graphics