Chasing Away Childhood Cancer

Chase Childhood Cancer Away on #GivingTuesday

It’s not about how much we give but about how much love we put into giving – Mother Teresa

Have you thought about what your good deed for the holiday season will be? What better of a way to spend the holidays than giving to those in need? Standing by nonprofit organizations, such as Chase After A Cure (CAAC), is the perfect way to see your gift instantly put to use as well as joining a long-lasting community of givers. Here at CAAC, we are excited to spend the holidays participating in the global movement, #GivingTuesday, to support our mission to fund research and raise awareness for alternative and more effective treatments for children with cancer.

CAAC has come a long way since its origination in 2001 when a young boy named Chase was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma. We are amazed by the generosity our community has already shown by raising over $705,000 towards supporting local childhood cancer research. Our efforts to protect children like Chase from the threat of pediatric cancer has been made possible because of you.

#GivingTuesday was created four years ago by A2 Street Y and has since become a very successful movement. Just last year they raised an astonishing $116,000,000 by over 700,000 givers in over 70 countries. We are very passionate about the movement’s purpose- to bring people together around the values of giving back. We have experienced first-hand, at our fundraising events, how influential our efforts can be when people come together for the greater good.

Although our generous community supports us year-round, we invite you to join us on #GivingTuesday to help spread awareness about children just like Chase and the number one cause of childhood death- cancer. Donations received on #GivingTuesday will offer us a jump start and inspiration for the year to come.

Our goal at Chase After A Cure is to continue to fund local research efforts with the equipment they need to discover treatments that prevent suffering and pain of children with cancer, improve long-term effects of cancers, and ultimately work towards removing the threat of pediatric cancer. Our community of donors and volunteers also actively support children and their families affected by pediatric cancer. Donations raised on #GivingTuesday will be directly used to help drive change in pediatric cancer research. Also, we will use the donations to continue to support the only laboratory in South Carolina dedicated to translational pediatric cancer research, where an oncologist, Dr. Kraveka, uses the donated equipment and funds to develop new treatments for pediatric cancers, such as Neuroblastoma. The Medical Research University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital in Charleston, SC collaborates with Dr. Kreveka and can use their skills to their fullest potential with the support provided by the CAAC community.  Your support also allows us to help influence the increased and sustained funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Whether you’re an individual offering your time and skills to fundraising efforts, or an organization interested in partnering with CAAC, there is never an offering too small. On November 29, 2016, we invite you to participate in #GivingTuesday by Donate funds or alternate gift giving.  Offering your time and skills is equally as valuable as a monetary donation. If you’d like to help create awareness for CAAC and our mission, we encourage you to create your fundraiser. Eager to lend a helping hand in fundraising events, offer support to children and families affected by pediatric cancer, or simply want to become a member of our community of givers? Sign up to be a CAAC Volunteer. Additional ways to offer your support for fundraising events are by becoming a sponsor, donating auction items, or simply attending the event.

Because of your support, we are one step closer to eliminating the threat of childhood cancer. It’s stories like Chase’s that inspire us to put an end to childhood cancer and serves as a reminder that even the smallest acts of goodwill can make the biggest difference for others.