Last year Share Six was approached about being part of a group of artists who highlighted Childhood Cancer Awareness.  This year we decided to be part of this again, teaming up with other artists and The Gold Hope Project.  Childhood Cancer affects so many people.  We probably all know someone who has either lost a child to cancer or has a child struggling with cancer.  I know I do.

 

 

Here are a few things you many not know Childhood Cancer:

Cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in the US.

Childhood Cancer is more than a dozen types of cancers combined including tumors,  leukemia and lymphomas.

The causes of most childhood cancer is unknown. Childhood cancer can not be prevented.

Many childhood cancer treatments are the same that existed in the 1970s.

 

1 out of 8 children with cancer will not survive.

Childhood cancer research receives 4% of the annual budget from the National Cancer Institute. That equals 195 million for all 12 types of childhood cancer. Adult cancers receive the renewing 96% of the budget.

9 children are diagnosed with a brain tumor everyday.

43 children are diagnosed with cancer each day.

 

 

For those of you that don’t know, The Gold Hope Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of photographers who aim to provide free portrait sessions to families battling pediatric cancer. As photographers, we understand how truly important it is to document our children’s lives, and what better gift to give to parents going through such a tremendously difficult time!

 

 

In addition to pairing young warriors with photographers, @TheGoldHopeProject also works to raise funds for pediatric cancer research! If you want to participate with us this month, here are just a few things you can consider:

1. Tag your gold photos with the #TeamUp4GoldKids (for features) and #theGoldHopeProject (to spread awareness). You will have a chance to be featured on one of the MANY participating hubs for the month of September!

2. Go to goldhopeproject.com and see how you can apply to be a registered photographer!

3. Donate! It DOES make a difference!

 

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Ten Facts about Childhood Cancer:  (https://www.alexslemonade.org/blog/2017/09/childhood-cancer-awareness-month-ten-facts-you-need-know)

  1. Childhood cancer is not one disease, but several.
  2. Everyday there is almost 700 cases of new cancer around the world.
  3. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children in the United States.
  4. Childhood cancer treatment is no longer just chemotherapy and radiation.
  5. A cure is not enough, surviving childhood cancer brings it’s own set of complications.
  6. Data and collaboration will bring cures.
  7. Families often have to travel for treatment.
  8. Children, like gold, are precious and strong.
  9. There is hope.
  10. Cups, miles and donations lead to cures.

 

 

For the rest of the month of September and up until October 5th the theme is {Gold 2019}.  Come and help us turn Facebook and Instagram {Gold 2019}.  

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_gold2019.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on October 6.

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