SEPTEMBER IS PEDIATRIC CANCER AWAERNESS MONTH
CHICAGO — In honor of September’s Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the local Chicago nonprofit, Cal’s Angels—a pediatric cancer foundation with a mission of granting wishes, raising awareness, and funding research to help kids fighting cancer— is challenging you to Be Bold Go Gold™ and raise necessary funds for an essential cause. The gold ribbon is the international awareness symbol of childhood cancer.
The challenge is simple: Pick four personal records to beat anytime starting September 1 through September 30. No challenge is too big or too small—it can consist of running four extra miles, reading four more books, committing to four good deeds, trying four new recipes, and much more. The significance of the number ‘four’ is that 4% of federal cancer funding is dedicated to pediatric cancer.
Cal’s Angels is encouraging you to “be bold” and ask friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to sponsor you as you beat your four personal records in support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness. The goal of this fundraiser is to fund research and programs to find a cure and new treatments with the Cal’s Angels Drug Discovery Fund in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
“For too many children, their greatest personal record in life is not during track and field day, but the chance to beat cancer,” says President and Co-Founder, Stacey Wahlberg “We’re hopeful that by launching this challenge we can accomplish two goals: showing what it means to beat personal records — drawing awareness for pediatric cancer but also normalizing that we’re all fighting different battles — while raising necessary funds to help those deserving children beat cancer.”
Participants can register online and set up a donation page or share your personal records with Cal’s Angels so they may inspire others to do the same.
About Cal’s Angels
Cal’s Angels is a nonprofit 501©3 organization located in St. Charles, IL. The organization was founded in 2007 after Cal Sutter lost his battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia at only 13 years of age. During his treatment, Cal always cared about others before himself and his kindness was the inspiration behind the foundation whose overarching goal is to grant wishes, raise awareness and fund research to help kids fighting cancer. To learn more about the many ways to help, visit calsangels.org and follow @CalsAngels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.