See Fox Run

“Your child has cancer.”

Every three minutes, a parent somewhere in the world hears those four words. Every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer.

One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. and Canada will not survive. And while cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the U.S., only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding goes towards kids.

This month marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as proclaimed by President Obama earlier this week, and many of the statistics I referenced above are from a compelling new video just released by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Here at C.Fox, we’ve proudly been investing our time and talents in issues of pediatric health for years. But as many know about us, we rarely, if ever, step up to the plate and call it quits. I like to think that we take more of a “running the bases” approach to serving our clients, and issues connected to children’s health and welfare have long been of great importance to us.

That’s why on Saturday, October 3, our entire agency (including our children) will participate in the Race for Every Child, a 5K run/walk and Kids Dash to help ensure that every child treated at Children’s National Health System–one of the nation’s first children’s hospitals–can receive the world-class care they need, regardless of his or her family’s ability to pay. Our team, aptly named See Fox Run, has committed to raise a minimum of $5,000 to help Children’s National fund ongoing research and to provide the best patient care to every child who comes through their doors. Last year alone, nearly half a million children received treatment at the hospital, many of them undergoing treatment for childhood cancers.

So what if we each took three minutes of our own day to do something for those children?

Join us. Take three minutes of this day to help support the work of pediatric doctors, nurses, researchers, and every remarkable person who shows up at Children’s National every day with the vision of making life healthier for our kids.

We hope you’ll consider joining our team (and being among the first to get a limited edition ‘See Fox Run’ race day tee), supporting us virtually, or sharing this week’s intersection with your own friends, family and colleagues. If we all step up, perhaps the race to cure pediatric cancers can move from a slow jog to a sprint.

Early registration for the Race for Every Child ends on September 19 and all registration closes on September 29.