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Overview

Childhood cancer is the #1 killer of children by disease, more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, and pediatric AIDS combined

(National Cancer Institute;
Centers for Disease Control
& Prevention).

One in 570 young adults in the United States is a childhood cancer survivor

(National Cancer Institute;
(Oeffinger & Hudson,
2010)

43% of young adult survivors of childhood cancer have adverse health outcomes and 30% of young adult survivors of childhood cancer have adverse mental health outcomes

(Hudson et al., 2003)

Approximately 1,400 children with cancer die each year, that is almost four children a day

(CureSearch)

To date, the Jingle has raised over $1.5M dollars for pediatric oncology programs at Georgetown University Hospital. Our dollars have:

  • Established a pediatric bone marrow transplant unit, in collaboration with Duke University Hospital and NIH, that will be completed this summer;

  • Funded unique patient rooms created by patients and designers that are not “hospital-white” but areas that inspire and support the healing process;

  • Funded psychiatry support for cancer patients and families to combat the depression and post traumatic stress disorder common among patients and survivors;

  • Funded special initiatives for the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program and the pediatric palliative care program.

In 2012 the Jingle will raise money to:

  • Provide operational support for the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, including equipment and training;

  • Fund a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Social Worker needed to provide critical support and coordinate essential services to childhood cancer survivors and their families;

  • Support a Social Worker and Educator to grow the Pediatric Palliative Care Program.

How can you help?

  • Donate an item to our auction!

  • Donate an item to our family gift bag (quantity requested is 200 items).

  • Sponsor the Jingle! Sponsorship opportunities start at $1K.

 

Donors receive exposure on December 16th as well at all Jingle partner events, on our website, through social media outlets, and on printed materials. Jingle guests are active members of the community and patronize the businesses and organizations that support Georgetown University Hospital, and specifically Georgetown Pediatrics. Jingle sponsors include: Dynamic Network Solutions, Palantir Technologies, DC Magazine, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, CVS/ pharmacy, Gensler, Toyota, MCN Build, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Washington Design Center, The Halle Companies, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, CareFirst and Bank of America.

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