Archive | Childhood Cancer Awareness Month RSS for this section provides teens with information on different types of childhood cancer, and how to best manage treatment now and in the future

Taking Charge: Managing Cancer Online Program is a new online learning hub that provides youth with information on what to expect during cancer diagnosis and treatment. Youth and their families can also learn about some of the challenges they might face during treatment, and what to expect when treatment is complete.

Developed by a research team led by Dr. Jennifer Stinson at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the program is hosted on and is free for anyone to use!

52 buildings and landmarks to go GOLD on Friday for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Click to see the list for a GOLD building near you.

50 buildings and landmarks from the BC Legislature Building in Victoria to the St. John’s City Hall in Newfoundland (plus two international sites) will illuminate in golden light on September 1 in honour of  the first day of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
Airdrie City Hall 400 Main Street SE Airdrie AB
Airdrie Fountain 400 Main Street SE Airdrie AB
Arts Commons 205 8th Ave Calgary AB
McMahon Stadium 1817 Crowchild Trail NW Calgary AB
Reconciliation Bridge 12 4 St NE Calgary AB
Calgary Tower 101 9th Ave SW Calgary AB
ATB Place 10025 Jasper Ave. NW Edmonton AB
High Level Bridge 109th St. Edmonton AB
Telus World of Science 11211 142nd St. NW Edmonton AB
Town Square Gazebo 10209-109 Street Fairview AB
Sylvan Lake Lighthouse 5220 Lakeshore Drive Sylvan Lake AB
Coquitlam City Hall PineTree Way Columns 3000 Guildford Way Coquitlam BC
Coquitlam Skytrain Guideway Pillars 1205 Pinetree Way Coquitlam BC
Fountain at Lafarge Lake 1205 Pinetree Way Coquitlam BC
Spirit of Sail 200 Bernard Ave. Kelowna BC
add British Columbia Childrens Hospital 4480 Oak St. Vancouver BC
BC Place 777 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver BC
Olympic Cauldron lights 1055 Canada Place Vancouver BC
Sails of Light 99 Canada Place Vancouver BC
Telus World of Science 1455 Quebec St. Vancouver BC
Vancouver City Hall 453 W 12th Ave Vancouver BC
BC Legislature 501 Belleville St. Victoria BC
Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville St Victoria BC
220 Portage Ave. Building 220 Portage Ave. Winnipeg MB
RBC Convention Centre 375 York Ave. Winnipeg MB
Richardson Centre 1 Lombard Place Winnipeg MB
WINNIPEG sign at the forks 85 Israel Asper Way Winnipeg MB
add St. John’s City Hall 10 New Gower St. St. John’s NL
Confederation Building 100 Parkway St. John’s NL
Halifax City Hall 1841 Argyle St Halifax NS
Burlington Pier 1400 Lakeshore Rd Burlington ON
Cambridge City Hall Sign 50 Dickson St. Cambridge ON
Belmont Fire Hall Bell Tower 206 Caesar Road Central Elgin ON
add Hamilton City Hall 71 Main St. West Hamilton ON
J.Allyn Taylor Building 391 Wellington St. London ON
London City Hall 300 Dufferin Avenue London ON
London Convention Center 300 York St. London ON
London Life Building 255 Dufferin Ave. London ON
London Sifton Properties on Dufferin 200 Queens Ave London ON
Walter J. Blackburn Memorial Fountain 70 Riverside Dr. London ON
Skylon Tower 5200 Robinson St. Niagara Falls ON
The Falls at Niagara 6650 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls ON
Oshawa City Hall 50 Center St. South Oshawa ON
CN Tower 301 Front St. W Toronto ON
Royal Bank Plaza “The Zipper” 200 Bay St. Toronto ON
TMX Exchange Opening Bell 130 King St. West Toronto ON
Toronto City Hall Towers 100 Queen St. West Toronto ON
Toronto Mayoral Proclamation 100 Queen St. West Toronto ON
TORONTO Paralympic Games Sign 100 Queen St. West Toronto ON
Welland Lift Bridge 13 25 W Main St Welland ON
Prairie Winds 100 Spadina Cres E Saskatoon SK
Jet D’eau 1207 Promanade du Lac Geneva


Peace Bridge 1 Peace Bridge Buffalo NY
Led by the Advocacy for Canadian Childhood Oncology Research Network (Ac2orn) and Director of Awareness with the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer, Neal Rourke.

September is CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS month. Follow, share and re-Tweet to help spread awareness #bigbookofcare

The Big Book of Care is a Canada-wide partnership of organizations that work to eliminate childhood cancer and support the families and children who are affected by it. Every child battling cancer has a story, and we are here to share those stories.

#ihope4 coming Sept 1st – Help create a movement of HOPE for #childhoodcancer awareness #goldonthehill #morethan3


Hello Gold on the Hill friends,

We are looking forward to a great Gold on the Hill event on the 17th of September and we have been busy planning for a productive and exciting childhood cancer awareness month!

To kick of CCAM, we will be launching our #ihope4 campaign with Ottawa’s own Rock the Arts Puppets. On September 1st, stay tuned for an unforgettable gold video release, with some very special guest stars, and learn how you can take park in this campaign that we hope will take social media by storm!

We do need your help to raise childhood cancer awareness. On September 1st, please look out for our #ihope4 video release @goldonthehill on Twitter and and follow the instructions in the video to share your own hopes for children with cancer. Get ready to add your voice to this important cause on social media!


Jenny – on behalf of the Gold on the Hill team

The League of Super Heroes and Rock the Arts Puppets will be joining childhood cancer heroes on the Parliament Hill on Saturday, September 17th! #GoldontheHill

The League of Super Heroes and Rock the Arts Puppets will be joining childhood cancer heroes on the Parliament Hill on Saturday, September 17th!

Dust off your superhero costume or your favorite gold outfit and join us at #GoldontheHill

September 1 -Toronto Stock Exchange opening bell will rung in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Watch the event live!

@bigbookofcare;  @GOGLD4KIDS

Watch Live!  Live YouTube stream starts at 9:00 am EDT; tune in 9:27 am EDT for opening:


Watch the event from last year.

Terry Fox is the First Recipient of the Order of the Oak

Terry Fox is the first person to be honoured with the Ac2orn Order of the Oak award recognizing excellence in childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer research and advocacy in Canada.

Advocacy for Canadian Childhood Oncology Research Network, Ac2orn, announced today that Terry Fox will receive the first Order of the Oak award recognizing excellence in childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer research and advocacy in Canada. The Order of the Oak is an award that will be given out yearly during the month of September in recognition of childhood cancer awareness month.

At Ac2orn, we believe that childhood cancer can lead to better treatment for all Canadians,” said Patrick Sullivan, a co-founder of Ac2orn. “We wanted the award to recognize someone who through advocacy or research exemplifies leadership and has made a significant contribution to advancing Canadian cancer research. When it comes to leadership and contribution we could think of no one more deserving of the inaugural Order of the Oak than Terry Fox.”

To read the entire release, click on Order of the Oak 2015.

To learn more about Ac2orn go to