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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month



What is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?


Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM). In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of CCAM is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support (source: American Childhood Cancer Organization).


In order to help raise awareness about childhood cancer, BuckeyeThon is hosting a week full of events to get the community engaged in the fight against pediatric cancer! Join fellow students in different activities throughout the week that will include games with BuckeyeThon kids, fun activities, a photo-booth, and learning more about childhood cancer.


If you attend at least three out of the five events, you can win a free t-shirt! Just make sure to ask a BuckeyeThon member for a stamp card and get your card stamped at every event you attend.



Week of Events




Interested in supporting the cause?


Click the button below to download this graphic to share on social media during Chilhood Cancer Awareness Week to spread awareness of the cause! Share with your friends and family why you are passionate about fundraising For The Kids.



Additionally, if you are interested in registering as a Team Member or donating to support BuckeyeThon's cause, please click the button below!



Still have questions?

If you have any questions about CCAM, please email Jimena Esparza at!