September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Upcoming events and organizations to support

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, 15,780 children ages 0-19 in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year, and childhood cancer is “the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 4 and 14 after unintended fatal accidents.” 

If you want to join the fight against childhood cancer, here are some upcoming events you can participate in. (If you know of others, please email with details):

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.

Register, form a team, and invite your friends and family to join. Or, join an existing team. Then, be a fearless fundraiser for the kids of St. Jude.

Puttin’ On the Ritz

  • When: September 23, 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: Restore House, 924 S. Main St., Broken Arrow
Enjoy taking a step back to the 1920’s for an evening of dancing, drinks, and philanthropy at the Puttin’ the Ritz formal fundraiser for Gold4Kids Cancer Foundation of Tulsa.

LLS Light the Night Walk

  • When: Saturday, October 22, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., Jenks

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it’s all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission. Learn more and register at

Local Organizations to Support:

Joy in the Cause


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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