In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Quiltlove is donating ten percent of proceeds from all childhood cancer support quilts purchased by September 30 to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF).
Liz Coyle was inspired to launch Quiltlove after making a patchwork quilt for a little girl who was going through leukemia. For the second consecutive year, we are putting our money where our mouth (and heart) is, and giving back. Because what’s better than awareness? Financial support for research to end this terrible disease.
How Does it Work?
Simply purchase a quilt for a child facing cancer by September 30 and Quiltlove will donate ten percent of the total price to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. All quilt colors patterns and colors are eligible. All you need to do is indicate this occasion when you place your order (see below) and we will take care of the rest.
Using a coupon with your purchase? All good. The quilt still qualifies for the donation program.
Why the Children’s Cancer Research Fund?
CCRF is a leading nonprofit organization that is dedicated to ending childhood cancer. The organization is focused on supporting the research of leading scientists across the country whose ideas can make the greatest impact for children fighting cancer. They also fund resources and programs that help kids and families as they navigate the difficult experience of cancer treatment and survivorship.
For every dollar donated to CCRF, their grant recipients secure an average of $18 in additional funding from other sources . This means the donation is an investment that grows over time to improve the lives of kids fighting cancer.
Guidestar rates CCRF as a “Platinum” charity and Charity Navigator gives the organization three stars, indicating that “if this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.” Onward!
Did You Know?
Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the U.S.? The experts at CCRF share the following facts:
- 1 in 7 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive 5 years. For the ones who do, the battle is never over.
- Childhood cancer is hard to research because there are more than 12 types and over 100 subtypes.
- About 1 in 285 children will develop cancer before the age of 20.
- New childhood cancer drugs don’t make it to clinical trial until an average of 6.5 years after they’ve been tested in adults.
- Cognitive impairment affects up to one-third of childhood cancer survivors.
If you have been moved by these staggering statistics, I ask that you please share this post among your personal network. Let’s not only raise awareness this September, but funds too as we wrap children in love and support. Because in the wise words of CCRF, it’s all of us in the fight against childhood cancer.
As always, thanks for reading.