Phoenix Childrenâ€™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 canâ€™t wait. Cancer doesnâ€™t stop and the need for Phoenix Childrenâ€™s to fight this disease is consistent and ongoing. Thatâ€™s why Phoenix Childrenâ€™s is asking the public to Step Up. Stop Cancer. and help raise much needed funds during Septemberâ€™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 Childrenâ€™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 friendâ€™s Step Up. Stop Cancer. fundraiser.
â€¢ 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 Childrenâ€™s CCBD. Find a location here: https://www.harkins.com/
â€¢ 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 Arizonaâ€™s biggest esports events, the Extra Life eSports Tournament is raising funds for Phoenix Childrenâ€™s CCBD this year. Join Phoenix Childrenâ€™s in person at the University of Advancing Technology or stream the action on Twitch. Learn more about Extra Life here: https://phoenixchildrensfoundation.org/signature/extra-life/
â€¢ Arizona Central Credit Union
Sept. 1â€“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: https://www.azcentralcu.org/locations/branch-locations
â€¢ Copper State Credit Union and First Credit Union
Sept. 1â€“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: https://www.copperstatecu.org/locations-overview
â€¢ 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 Ellaâ€™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: https://azdot.gov/content/childhood-cancer-research
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.
About Phoenix Childrenâ€™s
Phoenix Childrenâ€™s is one of the nationâ€™s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital â€“ Main Campus, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital â€“ East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices,â€¯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 Childrenâ€™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 http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.