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Phoenix Children’s Asks Community to Step Up. Stop Cancer
By Claire Natale - Sunday Sep 04, 2022
The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 16,000 U.S. children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022. In the same year, an estimated 1,600 will die from the disease. Despite major treatment advances, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children.

The kids can’t wait. Cancer doesn’t stop and the need for Phoenix Children’s 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 Phoenix Children' Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD), including research, equipment, and patient care.

There are many ways the public can participate, including:

Donate. Donate any amount to the CCBD. Throughout the entire month of September, your donation to Phoenix Children’s CCBD will be matched, up to $125,000, by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation 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 Phoenix Children’s Partners. Visit for a list of the Valley businesses that are Stepping Up their support including:
• Arizona Diamondbacks Childhood Cancer Awareness Game
Sept. 4, 2022, at 1:10 p.m. at Chase Field (401 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix). Join Phoenix Children’s for a special baseball game with the Arizona Diamondbacks to raise awareness and funds for Phoenix Children’s CCBD. Buy tickets to the Diamondbacks game here:

• Phoenix Rising Childhood Cancer Awareness Game
Sept. 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Rising Stadium (19593 S. 48th St. in Chandler). Join Phoenix Children’s for a special soccer game with Phoenix Rising to raise awareness and funds for Phoenix Children’s CCBD. Buy tickets to the Rising game here:

• Harkins Theatres Hosts Day of Giving
All valley Harkins Theatres locations are hosting a day of giving where $1 from every popcorn sold on Sept. 10, 2022, will benefit Phoenix Children’s CCBD. Find a location here:

• Locks for Gold Event
Sept. 16, 2022. Hair loss is a common side effect for children undergoing cancer treatment. Since 2017, the Locks for Gold event has donated more than 3,000 inches of hair to two organizations that provide free hair replacement systems to children with medical reasons for hair loss. Donate here:

• Extra Life eSports Tournament
Sept. 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Advancing Technology (2625 W. Baseline Road in Tempe). One of Arizona’s biggest esports events, the Extra Life eSports Tournament is raising funds for Phoenix Children’s CCBD this year. Join Phoenix Children’s in person at the University of Advancing Technology or stream the action on Twitch. Learn more about Extra Life here:

• Arizona Central Credit Union
Sept. 1–30, 2022, all Arizona Central Credit Union branches will be selling bracelets, icons and raffle tickets to support Phoenix CCBD. Find an Arizona Central Credit Union branch here:

• Copper State Credit Union and First Credit Union
Sept. 1–30, 2022, all Copper State Credit Union and First Credit Union branches will be selling bracelets and icons to support Phoenix CCBD. Click here to Find a Copper State Credit Union branch:

And here to Find a First Credit Union branch:

• State Forty Eight
Sept. 1–30, 2022, (while supplies last), State Forty Eight will donate $5 from the purchase of every Step Up. Stop Cancer. shirt to Phoenix CCBD. Purchase a State 48 shirt here:

• Childhood Cancer Research Specialty License Plate
Help fund childhood cancer research by purchasing a specialty license plate. This design was created and is supported by Ella’s Tea Party, Inc., a nonprofit organization created by friends and family of a young girl fighting cancer. Money collected from the sale of this plate goes toward a fund supporting research for childhood cancer and rare childhood diseases. Purchase a plate here:

Step Up. Stop Cancer. would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors, including: Cobblestone Auto Spa, Camelback Volkswagen Subaru | Camelback Hyundai Kia, Harkins Theatres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Layton, Phoenix Raceway, and Independent News Media.

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

About Phoenix Children’s
Phoenix Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital – East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and seven community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. For more information about the hospital, visit