Join Heroes for Children for Childhood Cancer Awareness Night
Aug 23, 2016 07:47AM
● By Audrey Sellers
Photo via Heroes for Children Facebook page
Want to catch a great game while giving back to the community? Head to Globe Life Park in Arlington for the 2016 Childhood Cancer Awareness Night on September 2. Heroes for Children, a nonprofit that provides financial and social assistance to families with a child battling cancer, has joined with the Texas Rangers to offer an evening at the ballpark while raising funds for childhood cancer research.
A friendly competition will be held between all participating nonprofit organizations to sell the most tickets. The organization that reaches the highest ticket sales by August 26 will receive all fundraising proceeds.
Tickets start at $16. To purchase tickets and help Heroes for Children reach the highest ticket sales, visit HeroesForChildren.org, complete the 2016 Childhood Cancer Awareness ticket form and include Heroes for Children as the supporting charity. Since 2005, Heroes for Children has provided more than $5.5 million to 4,500 families in need.
Fast facts about childhood cancer:
15,780 – the number of children between the ages of 0 and 19 diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States
1,960 – the number of children who will die of cancer every year in the United States
$40,000 – the average cost per hospital stay for a child with cancer, not including out-of-pocket expenses like food, travel and accommodation
12 days – the average length of each hospital stay for children battling cancer
Two-thirds – the percentage of childhood cancer survivors who will face at least one chronic health condition as a result of their cancer treatment, such as heart failure and infertility