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Phoenix Children’s Asks Community to Step Up. Stop Cancer
By Claire Natale - Friday Sep 17, 2021
The statistics are sobering. At Phoenix Children’s, almost 400 children were newly diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Cancer kills more children than any other disease. The hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) had more than 31,285 appointments in 2020, a 43% increase in the past 10 years.

The kids can’t wait. Cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic, and the need for Phoenix Children’s Hospital to fight this disease is consistent and ongoing. That’s why Phoenix Children’s is asking the public to Step Up. Stop Cancer. and help raise much needed funds during September’s National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign brings together individuals and businesses in the Valley to fund critical care at the CCBD, including research, equipment, and patient care.

There are many ways the public can participate, including:

Donate. #StepUpWithPCH and donate any amount to the CCBD. Throughout the entire month of September, your donation to Phoenix Children’s CCBD will be matched, up to $100,000 by our Corporate Partners Layton Construction and Camelback Volkswagen ▪ Subaru │ Camelback Hyundai ▪ Kia.

Fundraise. Start a movement against childhood cancer by getting your family, friends and colleagues involved, or donate to a friend’s Step Up. Stop Cancer. fundraiser.

Support Our Partners. Visit our website for a list of the Valley businesses that are stepping up by donating a portion or proceeds or allowing customers to donate at the register, while other businesses are generously participating as a Partner/Sponsor:

Arizona Diamondbacks
Camelback Volkswagen â–ª Subaru| Camelback Hyundai â–ª Kia
Cobblestone Auto Spas
Coulter Phoenix
Layton Construction/Five For The Fight
Massage Envy

To find out how you can get involved in Step Up. Stop Cancer., visit

About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 37 years, Phoenix Children's has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children’s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit