With so little information about Childhood Cancers and lack of funding out there in the public eye, we are always looking for creative ways to spread the word and have a little fun in the process. Check out some of the ways we Raise Awareness and Money for the cause.
The City of Gulf Shores recognizes that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – and they do their part to help raise awareness with the “GOLD RIBBON” display during Friday Night Lights!
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Jensen’s Heart of Gold Volunteers brought a little childhood cancer awareness to the Happiest 5K on the Planet at the 2013 Color Run in Orange Beach! Sporting “Jogging for Jensen” shirts and gold capes, they were literally pounding the pavement to spread the word – kids get cancer, too.
Honoring one of their own peers, Gulf Shores High School Varsity Football Team shows their love for “Team Taylor” and her fight against childhood cancer by wearing “GOLD RIBBONS” on their football helmets. Go “Team Taylor” and “Go Dolphins”!
Play Hard, Fight Bravely, Love Tenderly and Cure Childhood Cancer Shirts can be seen all across the country. It’s one more way to get people talking about a subject that matters!
Gold is the ribbon color for childhood cancer awareness and September is national cancer awareness month. Rubber bracelets are “all the rave” these days and a great way for supporters to make a statement. The more gold, the better!
There are few more precious acts of kindness than children helping children. On a hot, humid, summer, ball-park kind of day – Gracie Motes knows just how to get an audience to promote awareness and raise money for local families.
Through our School Awareness Campaign, Principal Julie Pierce and Jensen’s Heart of Gold challenged the students at Gulf Shores Elementary to compete in a “Childhood Cancer Awareness” poster contest. Participation was overwhelming and the hard work of the students really showed!
We love to engage the minds of young children and get them involved in the cause. That is why we host a September program in our local school called "Change to Make a Change". This is a competition style coin drive in the classrooms at our elementary school. Created by Jensen's big sister, Jayden, this program is a great way to bring awareness to the cause - and the kids get caught up in the excitement of the competition. (Pizza party day is awarded to the winning classroom).
Gulf Shores Mayor, Robert Craft, and Orange Beach Mayor, Tony Kennon, are the first among other local municipalities who have declared September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in their respective cities. They recognize that it’s the people that make a community what it is and they are doing their part to support local families.
Have Spare Change Lying Around?
Imagine the difference we can make for local families if we all donated our spare change! That’s what this program is about. Want to do this in your school or office?
Watch this video below, produced by Jayden Byrd at age 11! Contact us and we will tell you how to do this in your school.