September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – 2022 Notice

It is once again September and you know what that means. With it being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the fine folks at Relay FM are once again raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

It’s not even noon and they are nearing $45K (so they’ve been raising money for a week or so 🤫). You can help raise even more money by donating.

This year, you can even sign up to fundraise alongside Relay FM with all funds going to the same place and same overall goals. There are sweet looking incentives and donation rewards all around. But the greatest reward is helping put an end of childhood cancer.

As always, mark the Podcastathon in your calendar! This year it is on September 16, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST. Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett will be together in person for this eight hour variety show.

With my own baby on the way, hearing Stephen share his family’s story once again about Josiah and discovering a brain tumor at six months of age, my heart swells in a way it never has before. Please considering donating.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – 512 Pixels

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by Stephen Hackett for 512 Pixels

…Josiah is special. When he was just six months old, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

To be honest with you, his diagnosis feels like it was several lifetimes ago. It’s hard to keep track of how much he’s been through between surgeries and physical therapy and chemo and MRIs and feeding tubes and speech therapy and on and on and on. Cancer doesn’t give a rip about what you had planned; when dealing with a tumor, you’re on its turf most of the time.

Josiah made it through. He’s no longer a cancer patient; he’s a cancer survivor.

That’s thanks to the work being done at St. Jude.

Just like the title says, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Each September, the podcast network Relay FM (co-founded by Stephen), raises money and awareness for St. Jude’s mission to save children from cancer. As of this writing, they have already raised over $80,000 this year.

St. Jude does not charge the families a dime to treat their children. Donations allow families to focus on their children’s health, without the looming cloud of hospital bills.

From a network that has personally given me so much to an organization that has given countless hours of research and life-saving treatment, I hope you will consider donating. My wife and I have been fortunate enough to donate for the past two years. Every single dollar helps these kids.

Don’t miss out on the Podcastathon on September 18 either:

This month, you’ll hear about St. Jude across the Relay FM family of podcasts, and from 12-8 PM on September 17, Myke Hurley and I will be co-hosting the third annual Podcastathon for St. Jude on Relay FM’s Twitch channel.

St. Jude and Relay FM

Every year the folks over at Relay FM run a fundraising campaign for St. Jude’s children hospital. St. Jude conducts research, provides treatment, housing, and much more for children with cancer. Their mission is to make sure no child dies from cancer.

I started really listening to Relay FM weekly since early last year. My wife and I were blessed enough to donate (plus my employer matched it) last September. This year, we are still blessed and fortunate enough to donate. I wanted to also use this small platform to spread the word about St. Jude and this campaign. Every bit helps these kids and their families.