We hope you are enjoying the holiday season. During this time of giving, please keep America's childhood cancer patients in mind.
American Childhood Cancer Organization's Gold Ribbon Heroes are inspirational children who face cancer with extreme courage and touch the hearts of all who meet them. Every day in the U.S. 36 children are diagnosed with cancer. Every day, the lives of 36 American families, like those of ACCO Gold Ribbon Heroes, are forever changed. Every day, the American Childhood Cancer Organization gives these children a voice and the tools to improve their chance for a cure and for improved quality of life.
ACCO produces and distributes the highest quality childhood cancer resources, and we advocate for legislative policies that positively impact our nation's youngest cancer patients--because kids can't fight cancer alone. As adults and caregivers, it is our responsibility to help these children during and after their fight. It is up to us to ensure that these children grow up to live fulfilling, healthy lives. With a generous, tax-deductible donation, you can continue to give these children and their families hope and strength to fight this terrible disease.
$15 gives a free book to a child with cancer.
$25 gives a "Cozy Cares Kit" to a child with cancer. Each kit includes: a children's treatment journal, a fun hand gesture pen, and cuddly stuffed cat that can be used in medical play.
$50 gives one copy of the Second Edition of "Educating the Child with Cancer" to a family and another copy to the child's school, leading to improved communication between parents, educators, and medical professionals, so, together, they can provide an appropriate education for children with cancer.
$100 gives two families an entire Treatment Kit each. Our Treatment Kits include: a large travel bag, Cozy pillowcase, soft fleece blanket, playing cards, "Along the Way" parent journal, and age-appropriate books for young patients and their siblings.
Without question, these heroic children are shining examples of strength and bravery, but even heroes need help sometimes. As 2011 ends and 2012 approaches, we thank you for remembering the American Childhood Cancer Organization when making your year-end contributions. With your help, we can give hope to our nation's youngest cancer patients!
Ruth Hoffman MPH, ACCO Executive Director