International Childhood Cancer Day

At DCG Giving, we are marking International Childhood Cancer Day with a reaffirmed commitment to our partner organizations in the Children’s Oncology Group and a focus on raising funds for areas in critical need during this commemoration which is recognized worldwide.

When is International Childhood Cancer Day?

International Childhood Cancer Day has been observed on February 15th every year since 2002. Pediatric cancer is an important issue affecting millions of lives all year round, so International Childhood Cancer Day is early in the year, and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month takes place in the latter half of the year in September. The traditional gold ribbon symbol represents solidarity and empathy for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families, and it is used for both observances.

DCG Giving & International Childhood Cancer Day

For International Childhood Cancer Day, we want to highlight the unstinting efforts of one of our partners from COG that has been a recent major beneficiary of DCG Giving donations. The Hope & Heroes Research Initiative at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has helped run clinical trials showing great potential for new advances, as well as funding care for young patients with cancer at seven hospitals serving the vast population of the tri-state area.

If you are inspired to take action this International Childhood Cancer Day and you want to know more about what you can do for a child or teenager in your life who has been diagnosed with cancer, see our tips for friends and family here.

This International Childhood Cancer Day, Make a Difference

Help us observe International Childhood Cancer Day in the most significant way of all: By saving lives. Donating to pediatric cancer nonprofits and organizations helps fund cutting edge research and treatments that save lives.