September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month



September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Texas Children’s Cancer Center is making a gold splash to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.

For one day, Thursday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., anyone posting on Snapchat within the walls of Texas Children’s Hospital can use our special going gold filter by following these steps:

  1. ŒEnable location services on your phone.
  2. Record your photo or video in Snapchat.
  3. ŽSwipe left to see all of the Snapchat filter options.
  4. Select the going gold filter.
  5. Send your Snapchat to your list of friends and save it as your story.

Enjoy – and go gold!

Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the largest pediatric cancer center in the nation, treating more children than any other cancer center annually, will celebrate national childhood cancer awareness month in September by “going gold.” Gold, the official symbolic color for childhood cancer, will be showcased throughout the month as part of hospital events, art installations and in the clinical setting.

“By the end of this year, it is estimated that over 15,700 children nationwide will be diagnosed with a form of pediatric cancer,” says Dr. David Poplack, Director of Texas Children’s Cancer Center. “Going gold is a way for us to honor the courageous  journeys of the patients and families who have been touched by pediatric cancer and create awareness on a national level about the challenges these children face.”

We urge you to join in helping the childhood cancer awareness ‘go viral’ on  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram by:

  • posting the hashtag #NoOneFightsAlone as a show of support for @Texas Children’s Cancer Center
  • sharing this incredible music video featuring patient and former American Idol Contestant, Christian Spear, accompanied by the hashtag #NoOneFightsAlone
  • posting photos of your friends, family, and yourself holding signs that say No One Fights Alone, along with the hashtag #NoOneFightsAlone
  • wearing a gold ribbon in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • adding a link to #NoOneFightsAlone in your email signature

With your support, we can spread the message that Texas Children’s Cancer Center is leading the battle against pediatric cancer.

Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers:

  • Are the #2 pediatric cancer center in the United States, conducting more than 73,700 clinic visits per year
  • Treat patients from over 35 states and 26 countries
  • Employ over 160 physicians and scientists specially-trained in pediatric cancer and blood disorders
  • Receive over $160 million in total research funding, resulting in over 200 clinical trials aimed at new treatment options for patients
  • The more you know, the more you can help us achieve our vision of finding a cure for pediatric cancer