September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Aside from wearing a gold ribbon, there are myriad ways to get involved that range from sipping tea, noshing on gourmet grub or going for a stroll. Following is a roundup of just a handful of the many, many activities going on around the country this month that are bringing awareness to the disease.
Teddy Bear Tea at the St. Regis: The St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta is hosting a Teddy Bear Tea for adults and children every day from Sept. 1-Sept. 30. Five percent of afternoon tea sales will be donated to Cure Childhood Cancer.
CureSearch Walk for Children’s Cancer: On September 6 at Soldier Field stadium, CureSearch holds a walk in honor of Chicago-area children who have been touched by cancer.
L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade: On September 20, the best chefs and mixologists in the country gather to offer tasty bites in honor of a good cause. Ticket sale proceeds go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit dedicated to raising money and awareness to defeat childhood cancer.
Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosts its largest fundraiser of the year with a 5K run and a 2K walk. The event supports the hospital’s cancer research and survivorship programs.
CureFest for Childhood Cancer: On September 21, the National Mall will host CureFest, a fundraiser for childhood cancer that kicks off with a walk followed by a festival that includes live music, guest speakers and activities for people of all ages.