Join the Dale Jr. Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Sock-It to Childhood Cancer!
Carter, a very special patient at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has designed a special pair of socks to help spread hope and raise awareness for childhood cancer, and we’re inviting you to help “kick” it off!
Purchase a pair of socks and a portion of the proceeds from every pair help give children like Carter the care they need. Funds raised from sales of the socks will go directly to the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for the purpose of childhood cancer and rehabilitation research.
Purchase your own pair of the $18 "Sock it to Childhood Cancer" socks today!
Carter is an 8-year-old boy who loves video games and NASCAR. When he isn’t playing with his toys or watching TV, he enjoys spending time with his little brother and sister.
Always healthy and happy, Carter received a devastating diagnosis shortly after his fifth birthday. His family was told that he had a brain tumor, located at the base of his brain connected to his spinal cord.
After brain surgery, Carter recuperated in the Nationwide Children’s Inpatient Rehab Unit, home of the Dale and Amy Activity Room. In 2018, Dale and Amy established The Dale and Amy Earnhardt fund, which supports programs and services for patients like Carter. The fund is dedicated to helping patients and families rehabilitate from brain surgeries, injuries and other physically disabling conditions.
Although he is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment and requires a ventilator at all times to help strengthen his lungs, he remains an energetic and happy kid. Carter and his family are not sure what the future will bring, but they remain hopeful with the support of their family, friends, Nationwide Children’s and supporters like Dale and Amy Earnhardt.
Show off your socks!
Challenge your friends, family and co-workers to join you, and be a part of the movement on Friday, Sept. 27 by showing off your socks on social media. Post pictures wearing your socks using the hashtags #sockittocc, #showoffyoursocks, #TDJF, #Nationwidekids. Be sure to tag us in your posts and you just might find yourself featured on one of our social media channels.