The challenge of childhood cancer

1DevCan: Probability of Developing or Dying of Cancer Software, Version 6.7.8. Surveillance Research Program, Statistical Methodology and Applications, Nation Cancer Institute, 2020.
2These numbers do not include benign and borderline malignant brain tumors because they were not required to be reported to cancer registries until 2004. To make statistical estimates like these requires 15 years of historical data.

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Cole Eicher’s Vision

The Gold Together movement was created by childhood brain cancer survivor Cole Eicher, whose dream was to have a Gold Together team at every Relay For Life event, starting with his event in St. Petersburg, Florida. His vision is to raise childhood cancer awareness, support families facing childhood cancer, and connect those families to a lifetime of resources through the American Cancer Society.

$6.25M

Since 2019

117

Relay For Life teams (in 2021)

430

Gold Together Champions (since 2019)

2,100

Volunteers (annual average)

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Gold Together Champions

This September, Gold Together Champions will raise funds for the American Cancer Society during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Funds raised directly support childhood cancer research, education, advocacy and services as well as promote cancer prevention efforts that could reduce children's risk for cancer later in life.  Cancer doesn't fight fair at any age, but it is particularly devastating for children.  With your help we can change the odds and fight back together.

More Ways to Help

The fight against childhood cancer needs you now more than ever.

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. But we can’t do it alone. There are now more ways than ever to connect, support, and fundraise to help save lives from childhood cancer.

For more information and additional volunteer opportunities contact goldtogether@cancer.org

Gold Together Dollars are making a difference

Help save lives by making a donation. Every dollar directly supports the American the American Cancer Society’s fight against childhood cancer through research, education, advocacy, services and cancer prevention efforts targeting children to help them reduce their risk for cancer later in life.