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Eat Dessert First Day- Fight Childhood Cancer 2017

$5,238
34%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
91 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 30, at 11:59 PM MST
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Thank you!! And stay in Touch with Eat Dessert First and Steele Throughout the Year!

May 04, 2017

Thank you for making children’s health care a priority with support of Eat Dessert First Day.

Every year, approximately 10,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer. In our community, close to 65 children are admitted for cancer treatment each year. No matter what the statistic, we know that it is TOO many. No family or child should have to face this devastating disease.

Because of donors like you who are fueling critical research, now more than 80% of children diagnosed with cancer survive. However, cancer still  remains the second leading cause of death in children. That is why your gifts and hard work are vital to continue pediatric cancer research with the goal of new and less toxic treatments. You are fueling the Steele Center’s pediatric cancer research team and together, we are developing better therapies for children with cancer. With the support of our community, we can get there!

Stay in touch with Eat Dessert First and Steele Children's Research Center throughout the year, by following the following our facebook pages;

 Eat Dessert First Day: https://www.facebook.com/eatdessertfirstday/?ref=br_rs

Steele Children's Research Center: https://www.facebook.com/UASteeleCenter/

If you missed your chance to give a donation during the month of April, but would still like to support pediatric cancer research in our community, please click here: https://www2.uafoundation.org/netcommunity/sslpage.aspx?pid=345

 

With gratitude,

The Steele Children's Research Center and Eat Dessert First Teams!                                                                          

 

Thank you for making children's healthcare a priority in our community!!

May 01, 2017

A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in Eat Dessert First Day this year!  We are still waiting on final number reports from all of our ambassadors, and will update the page when those come in.  We are grateful for all the support from our community and beyond! Thank you for making children's healthcare a priority!  We hope to see you all next year!! 

Two more days let's push to get there!

April 28, 2017

Another push?? More pictures of those have participated this year! 

Please join this amazing group of people who are working hard to raise money for pediatric cancer research! 

 

Keep sharing and help us reach our goal!

April 27, 2017

Make children’s health a priority in our community! 

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!!!

April 25, 2017

Every year, approximately 10,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer. In Southern Arizona, about 65 children are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Because of advances over the past few decades, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more. However, survival rates vary depending on the kind of cancer the child has and other variables.

Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in children (after accidents), so it is vital that more research is conducted in pediatric cancer so new and less toxic treatments can be developed. The Steele Center pediatric cancer research team is focused on developing better therapies for children with cancer. 

Meet our rock star physican-researchers… 

To learn more visit: http://peds.arizona.edu/steele/research-areas/hematology-oncology-bmt

THANK YOU!!!

April 22, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in Eat Dessert First Day yesterday! 

The campaign is not over yet, so please continue to share and encourage your loved ones to participate – we have $10,835 more to raise before the end of the month!! 

Happy Birthday Dana!!

April 21, 2017

Happy Birthday to Dana, our dear friend and cancer warrior!  We are fighting the good fight in your honor to make sure other kids with cancer have a chance to survive and thrive. 

If you’re eating dessert first in honor of Dana, she would have turned 13 this year, please consider a donation of $13 or more. This year’s proceeds will support pediatric cancer research initiatives at Steele Children’s Research Center located at the University of Arizona.

Life is Short, Eat Dessert First.

April 20, 2017

Tomorrow, April 21st, would be Dana’s 13th Birthday!  Please join us in honoring memory!

Eat Dessert First Day (EDFD) honors Dana’s palpable enthusiasm for life, her appreciation for the fun that comes from doing the unexpected, and the tremendous importance she placed on spending time with family and friends. While inspired by Dana, EDFD is in honor of all childhood cancer warriors and the parents who go to bed each night praying that research will find treatments that enable their precious children to survive and thrive. 

A BIG thank you to the stellar list of local restaurants supporting our community and the fight against childhood cancer!

April 13, 2017

Thank you to all of our past supporters!!

April 11, 2017

Since the inception of Eat Dessert First Day we have raised $15,000 for pediatric cancer research!  Thank you to everyone who has participated in the past! 

Please help us reach our goal this year, to double our investment!  Don’t forget to visit our Eat Dessert First Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eatdessertfirstday/

UA Steele Children's Research Center

April 07, 2017

The UA Steele Children’s Research Center is the only academic research center in the state of Arizona. 

Our Mission: To Teach, To Heal and To Discover

To Teach: Our faculty train the next generation of pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and basic-science researchers.

To Heal: Our physician-scientists provide compassionate healthcare for children at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center.

To Discover: We are passionately dedicated to improving children's health through basic science research, translational research and clinical research. In addition to pediatric cancer, our researchers and physician-scientists conduct research in many areas, such as autism, autoimmune disorders, cancer and blood diseases, type 1 diabetes, GI disorders and lung disease, to name a few.

In all our endeavors--whether it's teaching, healing or discovering, we are committed to improving children's health!

For more information visit our website: http://peds.arizona.edu/steele

Become an Eat Dessert First Ambassador!

April 03, 2017

For the month of April, you're invited to join our campaign by creating a team, raising money and celebrating the sweeter things in life with your loved ones!  Share your photos on our Eat Dessert First Facebook page and honor the Cancer Warriors in your life!

Contact Katie James, kmjames@email.arizona.edu to sign up!

 

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$13

Dana's Birthday

If you’re eating dessert first in honor of Dana, she would have turned 13 this year. Please consider a donation of $13 or more!

$25

Steele's 25th Anniversary

This year, the Steele Children’s Research Center celebrates 25 years of conducting groundbreaking research on many pediatric illnesses, including pediatric cancer.

$65

In Our Community

In Tucson and Southern Arizona, around 65 children are diagnosed with some form of cancer, each year.

$100

150 for $100

If 150 of you each gave $100, we would reach our goal of $15,000 for pediatric cancer research. Can we count on you?

$365

The State of Arizona

Every single day, one child in our state of Arizona is diagnosed with cancer, that is 365 children and families a year! Please help us fund better treatments for our children!

$912

Leukemia Treatment Days~Girls

Female cancer patients are in treatment for an average of 912 days, will you donate $1 for each of those days?

$1,095

Leukemia Treatment Days~Boys

Male cancer patients are in treatment for an average of 1,095 days, will you donate $1 for each of those days?

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