September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Kids Cancer Care is joining pediatric cancer groups across North America to draw attention to the tragedy of childhood cancer. We’re inviting you to join us in this growing movement and to do one thing in the fight against childhood cancer this September.

Here's what you can do to support:

Make Canada Gold

Wednesday, September 1
Various locations

Visit landmarks across Alberta that are lighting up gold on September 1 for the Make Canada Gold campaign. Take a photo or video, share and tag us on social media. Here’s a list of participating landmarks:

Calgary and area


Central Alberta


Southern Alberta


Northern Alberta

Get a haircut at Great Clips

August 25 to September 30
Participating Great Clips

Get your back-to-school hair cuts at a participating Great Clips salon. Top up your bill with a $3 donation to Kids Cancer Care and Great Clips will give you $5 off your next haircut. Click here for more info.

Kindle Pursuit

Saturday, September 18
Camp Kindle

Kindle Pursuit takes place annually during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Compete with your team of four in some family fun activities in the third annual Kindle Pursuit. Experience friendly competition on and off the course with prizing for the best dressed/most spirited team. 

After the race, enjoy a cold one in the beer gardens followed by a gourmet BBQ meal. Funds raised will support Kids Cancer Care's vital programs for families affected by cancer. Sign your team up today!

Party in your PJs

Wednesday, September 22
Your Workplace

If you’re missing your jammies after returning to the workplace, you can step into their cozy comfort again on September 22 during The Great Alberta Pyjama Party

For the price of a donation, employees from participating companies can wear their PJs to work, while standing in solidarity with children who live in their PJs for months, and sometimes years, during cancer treatments. Register your company today.

Shop at Lowe’s

All month
Lowe's Sunridge and Lowe's Crowfoot

If you’re considering home improvements or setting up your new apartment for college or university, shop at Lowe’s Sunridge or Lowes Crowfoot in September. Become a Lowe’s Canada Hero by making a donation of $2, $5, or $10. Lowe’s Canada will match 50% of all donations collected, up to $2,000 per location. 

Give Blood

All month
Eau Claire Blood Clinic

It’s in you to give. Canadian Blood Services and Kids Cancer Care are teaming up once again for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Help children with cancer, who rely on blood products to survive, by giving blood in September. Here’s how you can give:

  • Make a group blood donation appointment by calling 403 410 2722 or emailIf you already have a group donation booked, please consider increasing your targets. 
  • Make an individual appointment by downloading the GiveBlood App or click here to get started.
  • Register to donate stem cells. There are hundreds of patients waiting for a stem cell transplant.

Join the Muscle Car Poker Run

Sunday, September 12
Southern Alberta

If you love sports cars and you love poker, here’s your chance to see them in action. Join us Sunday, September 12 for a tour around southern Alberta in the Muscle Car Poker Run. It’s $50 for each vehicle and $25 for each passenger to play. 

Register here. If you’re a Kids Cancer Care-registered family, sign up for free here.

Shop PKG Duffels, Backpacks, Messengers Totes, Daily Essentials & More!

September 1 - 30

Our partners at PKG Carry Goods have generously offered a 40% discount sitewide with 10% of net sales being donated back to Kids Cancer Care. Until September 30th, shop and use code SEBCFORTHEKIDS40 at checkout to receive your discount. 

All of PKG’s bags are designed with purpose to help you easily transition from weekday to weekend with ease. Explore their stylish, versatile and durable collections including Backpacks, Duffels, Messengers/Sleeves, Totes and Daily Essentials including cross body bags, toiletry kits, packing cubes, wallets and more!

Host a Can Do Fundraiser

All month
Anywhere, anytime!

Host your own can do fundraiser in September. Opportunities for fundraising are endless and it's always fun. Check out some fundraising ideas here and get started today.