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Eat Dessert First Day- Fight Childhood Cancer

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Project ended on May 31, at 11:59 PM MST
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Eat Dessert First Day- Fight Childhood Cancer

It’s simple to participate…

  • During the month of April, eat dessert first for lunch or dinner while celebrating the presence of family and friends in your life.

  • Make a gift to help fund pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children's Research Center!

  • Share a photo of your participation on the Eat Dessert First Facebook page!

  • Encourage your loved ones to participate in honor of a special cancer warrior in their life.

    • Become an ambassador and create a team with your school or workplace to celebrate and fundraise together! 

      • Contact Ashley Hammarstrom at for more information!

Eat Dessert First Day began in 2015 in honor of Dana Morgan. Known to many as “Dananator” because of her champion spirit and contagious energy, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the tender age of four.  This day 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, Eat Dessert First Day 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.

Please help us hit our goal of $7,000 for pediatric cancer research! Since our first Eat Dessert First Day three years ago, we have raised over $20,000 for the Steele Children's Research Center. Can we count on you to make an even bigger impact this year?


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Dana's Birthday

If you’re eating dessert first in honor of Dana, she would have turned 14 this year. Please consider a donation of $14 or more!


Steele's Anniversary

This year, the Steele Children’s Research Center celebrates 26 years of conducting groundbreaking research on many pediatric illnesses, including pediatric cancer.


In Our Community

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


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!


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?


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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