Kids Fighting Cancer aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer and create funds to either sponsor a child’s cancer treatment or the science research to find a cure.
More children die of childhood cancer than any other disease in the U.S., and every year 300,000 kids worldwide are diagnosed. And cancer doesn’t care about borders, race, nationality, age, socioeconomic status or religion—it can strike any child at any time.
Kids Fighting Cancer hope for the same things that healthy children hope for—they dream of being princesses or pirates, walking on the moon, getting married and having children. But cancer gets in the way. The connection between St. Baldrick’s Foundation participants and our NIST kids moves volunteers to raise more money and awareness, while also comforting families and their children with the knowledge that others are supporting them in the fight.
Become a shavee! By shaving your head and raising money for the Kids Fighting Cancer you can fund lifesaving research to help every child diagnosed with cancer.
Which UN Sustainable Development Goals Do We Support?
To provide a clear context for the aims of service groups at NIST, we align our projects to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations.” This NIST group supports the following goals:
Goal 3 seeks to ensure health and well-being for all, at every stage of life. The Goal addresses all major health priorities, including reproductive, maternal and child health; communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases; universal health coverage; and access for all to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines. It also calls for more research and development, increased health financing, and strengthened capacity of all countries in health risk reduction and management.
Key Contacts & Experts
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Sustainability & Transparency
All NIST service groups are held to our community’s high standards and values: integrity, caring, community and growth.
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