Every so often, we like to give you a look behind the scenes on the Recruitics Blog. With that in mind, we thought our blog would be the perfect place to spread awareness about the latest fundraiser we’re supporting across the company.
On September 23, 2017, our team will be joining St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Manhattan.
What is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a truly amazing organization. Starting in 1962, the non-profit organization has made it their mission to seek a cure for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases--at no cost to the families affected.
While you can read more about St. Jude and all of the great work they do here, one of the most impressive accomplishments to note is how they’ve helped increase their survival rate for childhood cancer from 20 to 80 percent since their founding!
About the Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
We chose to fundraise for the Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, cancer is a disease that has touched all of our lives--whether directly or indirectly. Therefore, supporting cancer research and treatment in whatever way we can is something that is important to everyone on the Recruitics team.
Secondly, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In that spirit, joining this cause was really a no-brainer.
Some Important Awareness Facts About Childhood Cancer
One of the most important things we can do to support St. Jude and their mission, is to help spread awareness about childhood cancer. Here are some important facts to keep in mind:
- One in 258 U.S. children will be diagnosed with cancer before they turn 20 years old
- The average age a child is diagnosed with cancer is 6 years old
- Childhood cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups
- Childhood cancer is not just one disease--there are more than 12 major types and more than 100 different subtypes
- Nearly 420,000 childhood cancer survivors live in the U.S. and many more around the world
If you’re interested in more facts on childhood cancer, visit St. Jude’s fact page, here.
How you can help
There are a number of amazing childhood cancer research and treatment non-profits out there that we would encourage you to learn about and support. However, if you want to start making a difference today, there are a couple of ways you can get started.
The easiest way to show your support, is by getting involved with the Recruitics fundraiser. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 for the Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Sep. 23. You can make a donation here.
If you’d like to get even more involved with our fundraising efforts, you can join our team here! Joining our team allows you to create a personal fundraising page, including a personal goal, giving you a unique page to share with friends and family.
Of course, you don’t need to work with Recruitics to donate or raise funds for the Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. While we’re a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you can start your own team or begin fundraising on your own, directly through St. Jude. Simply follow the link on here to get started.
How to follow our efforts
To help put a face to our fundraising efforts, we’ll also be sharing stories of Recruitics’ fundraisers on our social media channels leading up to the Walk/Run on Sep. 23. Make sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook, in particular, to learn more about who we are and why we’re so excited to be apart of this great cause.