We are so grateful for your incredible partnership and all of the ways you and your team support the St. Jude mission. I am excited to share with you that this September St. Jude will be leading a national movement around childhood cancer and sickle cell disease. This year, nearly 16,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer — one in five of them won't survive. And, sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. About one in 500 African-American babies born in the U.S. has sickle cell disease.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as well as Sickle Cell Awareness Month and, together, we can make a difference for children battling for their lives. As a part of the St. Jude family, we are encouraging partners like you to join this effort. Below are a few ways you can help:
Register to be a St. Jude Ambassador. At stjude.org/september, you'll get access to a variety of tools, including videos, posters, presentations and more.
Tell your story. Share why you care about our mission. Whether by reaching out to local media or simply informing employees, tell people why you support St. Jude. Spread the word.
Post on social media on Sept. 3 (#stjudesept) and throughout the month, hang posters, host events, send emails – and ask others to do the same.
With your help, we can follow every promising research path that could lead to better treatment – and to cures. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer or sickle cell disease. We know you won't, either.