Since 2001, the month of June has been designated as International Childhood Cancer Campaign Month. Sponsored by the Optimist International Board of Directors, it has been a very important way to recognize the struggles these amazing children go through and also an avenue to raise awareness about the research that has to be done to to cure them of this deadly disease.
The Childhood Cancer Campaign is a forum that many different Optimist International clubs from around the country use to raise awareness and money toward helping find a cure. During International Childhood Cancer Campaign Month, all of these clubs participate in at least one Childhood Cancer Campaign project or activity so they can make a big impact. ePromos has a wide selection of promotional items that can help you promote your club and project along with this important month!
Did you know that each year more than 12,000 children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer? Did you also know that one in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of 20? Due to statistics such as these, Optimist Clubs are encouraged to participate in this program by building awareness of the disease, providing assistance to childhood cancer patients and their families and supporting research to find a cure.
The CCC program model is built to accentuate four areas of service on which Members can focus:
Support to children diagnosed and receiving treatment for cancer
Support to families and care partners of children with cancer
Support to health care and service providers
Support for cancer research