Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Our cancer team at Nationwide Children’s is committed to going above and beyond. This September, we hope you’ll join us in supporting patients in every facet of care. From research, to outcomes and quality, to collaboration, we’ll be sharing stories and resources you can use to better understand pediatric cancer and make a difference in a patient’s life.

How You Can Support Patients This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  1. Wear GOLD, the color of pediatric cancer awareness, throughout September to show support for patients everywhere who have previously or are currently battling cancer.
  2. Share your story, photos, and messages of support with Nationwide Children’s on social media, using the hashtag #cancerlauNCH. You can also use hashtags like #ChildhoodCancer, #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth, and #CCAM.
  3. Send a message of support to patients battling cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital using the form below.
  4. Make a difference in cancer research by making a donation.

Send a Message of Support 

Send a message of support to patients battling cancer at Nationwide Children's! Your message will displayed on digital boards for patients effected by cancer to see. Please keep messages to 20 words or less so they can be seen all over the hospital!

Going Beyond 4% Funding

The #MoreThan4 movement calls for an increase in funding from the National Cancer Institute for pediatric cancer, which currently stands at 4% of the total annual budget. While we certainly advocate for additional resources to support our patients, we’re proud to have found other avenues to continue our aggressive research and discovery goals.

Over the last year, Nationwide Children’s cancer researchers have secured over $16 million in funding from The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health’s coveted Cancer Moonshot grant. The goal of the Cancer Moonshot grants are to accelerate cancer research aims to make more therapies available to more patients, while also improving our ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage. These funds are furthering research in:

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Going Beyond 4th in U.S. News - Outcomes, Quality and Clinical Trials

US News Badge CancerWe are proud to be ranked 4th in the country for pediatric cancer services, and received the highest overall ranking in childhood cancer outcomes by all hospitals measured by U.S. News & World Report. While this ranking reflects a portion of the successes achieved here at Nationwide Children's, we believe in setting the bar even higher against our selves. Our focus on outcomes, quality improvement, and scientific discovery are what will drive us beyond.

Our International Reach - Going Beyond the US to Treat Patients

Cancer does not discriminate. That’s why our Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplant team, in conjunction with our Global Patient Services team, has made a commitment to provide treatment to patients affected by cancer from all around the world. We’ve created relationships with government officials, physicians, and hospitals from areas like the Middle East, South America, New Zealand and Europe, just to name a few. Whether it’s in person or remotely, our goal is to make sure childhood cancers are addressed with the latest and most effective strategies, regardless of location.

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Going Beyond Standard Treatment With Multi-institutional Partnerships

Fighting cancer doesn’t happen alone. Partnering with institutions both local and abroad give us the best chance to provide the treatment that patients need at the time they need it the most. From adult centers, to other pediatric institutions, to comprehensive advocacy organizations – we are ready to work with anyone whose goal is to find solutions.

Going Gold for Cancer Lights
Going Gold to Crush Cancer: Light sticks in front of the main hospital are gold to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness month.