Every day, 36 families will hear the words “your child has cancer”. These four words turn whole worlds upside down. With your help, Cookies For Kids’ Cancer gives hope to children diagnosed by raising funds for research to develop new, less toxic, more effective treatments for the disease that claims the lives of more children than any other. In honor of every child diagnosed, we invite you to join the #36aDay campaign to raise money to fund a new research project.
What is #36aDay?
Never forget – 36 is the number of kids diagnosed with cancer each day in the US. And now with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, #36aday is a campaign that will get you moving while also raising money for research. What does “get moving” mean?
Simple: lace up your ASICS sneakers then run, walk, bike, or take a class for at least 36 minutes.
Don’t want to lace up? Lie down! Take a yoga or pilates class that’s at least 36 minutes long and dedicate your time to children battling cancer.
Like to swim? That counts, too. Jump in, swim laps and make it count for kids by going at least 36 minutes.
Truth: it doesn’t matter what you do, just get moving to honor the 36 children being diagnosed with cancer every single day.
How does #36aDay help kids?
In a word: fundraising. Through Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s #36aday campaign, you can be a part of a national campaign of people who are on the move to make a difference for kids battling cancer. Join the overall campaign, start your own personal fundraising page, and then inspire your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to donate in support of your efforts and in honor of kids. What are the next steps?
Register to join Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s #36aday fundraising campaign.
Set two goals – first, set a personal goal. Do you want to get moving EVERY day for a month? Or maybe 3 times a week while training for a race? Are you trying to lose weight/get healthy/stay fit? Whatever the reason to get moving, don’t be afraid to name your personal goal and then do it for kids!
Second goal – fundraising. The way to help kids is by funding research, so inspire everyone you know to give. The more you raise, the bigger the difference you will make. Want to match dollar for dollar what the Federal Government gives for Phase 1 Clinical Trials? Raise $2,000. Or make your fundraising symbolic – perhaps raising $36 a day for 100 straight days. These are just two ideas – Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is happy to help you set a goal. . .and reach it.
Final step: share, share, share. Use your goals to educate your friends about childhood cancer and inspire them to support your goals. Send emails to everyone explaining why you are committed to #36aday, and don’t forget to share how close you are to meeting your goals. Even have fun with your updates – post pictures on social media that show your sneakers laced up, your yoga mat on the floor, or your elliptical timer at the beginning of a 36 minute workout. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will help you with sample social media posts and reminders to keep going to meet your goals.