5 Ways to Support National Cancer Research Month

5 Ways to Support National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month, when we spotlight the vital work being done to combat a disease affecting millions worldwide. Each year in the United States, 1.9 million new cancer diagnoses are made,1 and tragically, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among children.2 Despite these alarming figures, pediatric cancer research receives only a fraction of government funding.

At Solving Kids’ Cancer, we help accelerate cutting-edge treatments that offer the best hope for children battling the most aggressive forms of cancer. Your support plays a pivotal role in advancing this mission.

Here are 5 ways you can make a difference during National Cancer Research Month:

1. Learn about the Latest News in Cancer Research

Keep up with the latest breakthroughs in cancer research to better fight childhood cancer. Staying informed helps you raise awareness of the challenges of the childhood cancer community and advocate for new cancer breakthroughs that are advancing treatments. 

How to keep updated:

Subscribe to Newsletters: Get regular updates from respected cancer research organizations.

Join Webinars: Learn directly from experts during online talks and discussions.

Follow Leading Experts: Connect with reputable sources and researchers on podcasts and social media for the latest news.


2. Read and Share Childhood Cancer Patient Stories

This Cancer Research Month, take a moment to read stories of young patients affected by cancer. Each story shines a light on their struggles and strengths, showing why we urgently need more childhood cancer funding. When you share these stories with family and friends, you help highlight the importance of cancer breakthroughs in research and encourage more support for these brave kids.

Arden’s Story

At just 15 months old, Arden was diagnosed with ALK neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Thanks to childhood cancer funding from Solving Kids’ Cancer, Arden was able to receive next-generation treatments that saved her life.


3. Start a Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer Research

Hosting a fundraiser is a powerful way to help children battling cancer. With Solving Kids’ Cancer’s DIY fundraising program, you can set up your own event at your own pace. Whether you choose to do it solo or involve your community, every step you take boosts vital childhood cancer research funding, leading to the discovery of new treatments. Getting started is simple, and the impact of your efforts can bring us closer to a cure. Join us and make a difference today!


4. Share Your Fundraising Stories and Inspire Others

Once you’ve hosted your event, share your story to inspire others. Whether it’s a post on social media, a community blog entry, or a conversation at a local event, every story told has the potential to encourage more people to start fundraisers of their own. Your experience can spark enthusiasm and action, multiplying the impact on vital pediatric cancer research.


5. Donate to Support Pediatric Cancer Research 

Since only 4% of all cancer funding goes toward pediatric cancer research,2 researchers rely on pediatric cancer nonprofits, like Solving Kids’ Cancer, to fill the funding gap. When you give to Solving Kids’ Cancer, you help us find, fund, and advocate for promising childhood cancer research that can give kids fighting the most fatal cancers a second chance at life — because every kid deserves to grow up.


1 Cancers among younger Americans are on the rise, a new study shows
2 Childhood Cancer Fact Library – https://cac2.org/interest-groups/awareness/childhood-cancer-fact-library/

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