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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every 3 minutes, somewhere in the world a family hears the devastating words that their child has been diagnosed with cancer (American Childhood Cancer Organization). September is Childhood Awareness Month, during which we take the time to recognize and support the children and families affected by childhood cancer, as well as emphasizing the need for research into treatments and cures. BuckeyeThon will be recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by holding events and displays around campus in our effort to support and raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in their efforts to end cancer. Please join us in our fight against cancer while enjoying fun activities on campus!

How do I raise awareness?

Go gold, and spread the word! The awareness color for pediatric cancer is gold, and it’s so easy to be fashionable with. Wear an item that is gold every day of the month, and someone will likely ask you why you’re doing it. Even if they don’t – it could be a great thing to document on your social media to both raise awareness and challenge yourself to get creative with gold!

If you are a registered BuckeyeThon Team Member, CCAM is a great reason to post about your fundraising efforts for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as our funds directly support the Hematology/Oncology patients and research.

Campus Events

September 1st – Sunday, September 4th: Ribbon Display at Mirror Lake. BuckeyeThon will be setting up a display of gold ribbons to show support for Childhood Cancer Awareness. On these ribbons will be written the reasons why our Team Members have joined the fight to find a cure.

Thursday, September 8th from 8:30-11:00pm : CCAM Championship. Sign up to compete in a late-night basketball, cornhole, or spikeball tournament at the Lincoln Tower Park. Students are also welcome to join in a round or two of kickball just for fun! For more information and to sign up, go to this link: CCAM Championship Sign-Up.


To learn more about Childhood Cancers and the importance of research funding, visit these sites: