Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and you're invited to spread hope and joy with us all month long! Join us as we spotlight amazing local organizations, share stories, and provide resources throughout the month of September.

September was declared National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in 2012 by President Obama as a way to raise awareness for the leading cause of death by disease for children under 14.

There are endless ways to support Childhood Cancer Awareness. Here are a few ways you can help UKANDU spread hope and joy this September and all year round.

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Hope & Joy Shirts

Click here to purchase a shirt and spread hope and joy with this limited edition design!

A portion of all proceeds will go to our amazing local partner organizations!

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Share why Childhood Cancer Awareness is Important to You


Use the #UKANDUChildhoodCancerAwareness on social media to share why hope, joy, and awareness for childhood cancer awareness is important to you.


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Support UKANDU

UKANDU is committed to spreading hope and joy all year long. Click here to learn more about how you can support UKANDU's mission. 

We are excited to be partnering with other amazing local organizations committed to raising awareness and providing resources for childhood and adolescent cancer! You can read more about their missions, the work they're doing, and how you can support them below. You can directly support the work of these groups by purchasing a shirt here - 20% of the proceeds will go directly to the organization of your choice!


The Same Day Foundation strives to fund research for rare pediatric cancers and life-giving experiences so kids with cancer can survive and live well. Did you know childhood cancer research is decades behind the progress we've seen in adult cancers? The Sam Day Foundation doesn't think that's okay so they are doing something about it!


Providing intentionally curated Hero Packages and putting on carnival-style community events, Gamerosity exists to help Little Heroes battling cancer find a little joy and Press Play from a life put on pause. We know from experience that a little bit of happiness goes a long way along their journey.



Chelsea's Closet is a local nonprofit that began in 2009 to give seriously ill children and their siblings, the ability to dress up, play and use their imagination during their long days in the hospital. Chelsea's Closet has given out more than 15,000 costumes to children when they need that little something to brighten their spirits.

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