What is Kidz in Lids?
Kidz in Lids mobilizes students to show concern for other local youth who are in a life or death struggle with cancer. IT’S SIMPLE – caring kids bring a dollar to school, and get to wear their favorite hat throughout the school day. All funds raised go to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas to help ensure Carolina children can access the lifesaving cancer treatments they desperately need.
When does Kidz in Lids take place?
The Kidz in Lids program can take place on any school day that is convenient for your school. Some schools choose to participate during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September but any day during the school year is fine. The event can be carried out on a single day, for a specific week or month, or extended to one day a week for over several weeks to generate greater participation and awareness.
Teachers, Staff and Visiting Parents can jump in too – and wear their jeans all day if they bring in and contribute $5.
The Kids and Lids Fundraiser at Broome was a fantastic initiative that promoted awareness of the issue of childhood cancer in our community, while providing a fun activity for our students that also contributed to a great cause.”
Brian, 12th grade, Broome High School
How do we get more information or sign up to participate?
We invite all Carolina schools to join in this fun and meaningful program! To request more information about how we can customize this program for your school please contact Marisa at marisa@ChildrensCancerPartners.org or 864-582-0673. Ready to register your school? Click here to fill out our simple online registration form or click on the Downloadable Files button below to print a registration form you can mail or email to us. Once we have your registration form and you select a date for your event we will provide any support you need to get your event planned. We’ll also help you get the word out on Facebook and other social media so your event is a great success!
What can Children’s Cancer Partners provide for an event at our school?
We will send you some helpful tools to ensure the success of your event – or you can download many of them below. We provide a customizable digital event flyer; a guide for social media promotion; a 10 step guide to a successful event; sample scripts for school announcements; and an information sheet for parents. We will also send you complimentary Kidz in Lids stickers!
Below are convenient downloadable tools for your use. If there is something else that you feel would be helpful but you don’t see it here, please contact marisa@ChildrensCancerPartners.org.
How did Kidz in Lids get started?
Paige, an energetic 5th grader got this all started by walking into her principal’s office at a Carolina middle school. She had some friends battling cancer, and wanted to do something for the annual September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Paige and her principal hatched this idea together and promoted it school wide. One of the parents offered to match the first $200 and when the first Kidz in Lids Day was over, Paige and her school had raised over $1,000!
The Kidz in Lids program is not only a wonderful way to spread awareness regarding these brave children of the Carolinas and their families, but also a fun and easy way for our schools to provide our love and support.”
Lijah, 10th grade, Broome High School
A childhood cancer diagnosis is crushing for families. One parent leaves work to be a caregiver, but the bills still come. Pediatric cancer centers are few and far between so treatment travel, sometimes daily for months, is costly – and some treatments are only available in New York, Philadelphia, Houston or beyond. CCP provides these families with the funds needed for transportation, lodging and food associated with these vital treatments. You can join in our important work by registering your school for our Kidz in Lids program now!
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