Before we get to the contest, please take time to read a few words from one of our members, Marianjela

Number of children who are diagnosed with cancer every day in the United States:

Number of children that will be diagnosed before they are 19:

Number of children who will not survive:

Number of children who are currently fighting this battle:

Number of new drugs developed for childhood cancer in the past 25 years:

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to reach out to people with the facts about childhood cancer; this month is an important symbol of our commitment on all days to find a cure.

Awareness, whether it's one day, one month or an endless tirade, is designed to draw attention to the troubles of childhood victims of cancer. By helping to bolster awareness and coordinate National and Worldwide efforts, families, doctors, friends and whole communities can work to improve the lives of children with cancer and those children who will be diagnosed in the future.

Joshua was diagnosed with cancer when he was three months shy of his 3rd birthday. He has undergone 3-1/2 years of chemotherapy, which has included swallowing over 3000 pills, being poked and prodded nearly 200 times, not including countless lifesaving blood transfusions. He has spent months in the childrenâ€™s hospital over 2-1/2 hours away from family and home and over the past 38 months has had to endure 24 spinal taps. Josh finished his treatment in August of this year, but due to potential relapse and side effects he must follow up with his oncologists for the rest of his life.

In recognition of his fight and the millions of children that came before him and will unfortunately follow, we would like to host a little game of hide and seek...

How to Play:

Every day there will be gold ribbons randomly hidden in posts. They can be hidden anywhere in the forum to include stickies. There will be a random amount of gold ribbons hidden every day. If you find a gold ribbon, post a link to the thread in this contest thread

Every time you find a gold ribbon or gold heart, the image will be added to your signature. At the end of the contest, the members that have found the most gold ribbons and gold hearts will receive additional points.

The last day of the contest is September 29th.

Have fun and start hunting!

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**September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month**Number of children who are diagnosed with cancer every day in the United States:

**46**Number of children that will be diagnosed before they are 19:

**1 out of 330**Number of children who will not survive:

**1 out of every 4...**Number of children who are currently fighting this battle:

**35,000**Number of new drugs developed for childhood cancer in the past 25 years:

**ONE**Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to reach out to people with the facts about childhood cancer; this month is an important symbol of our commitment on all days to find a cure.

Awareness, whether it's one day, one month or an endless tirade, is designed to draw attention to the troubles of childhood victims of cancer. By helping to bolster awareness and coordinate National and Worldwide efforts, families, doctors, friends and whole communities can work to improve the lives of children with cancer and those children who will be diagnosed in the future.

Joshua was diagnosed with cancer when he was three months shy of his 3rd birthday. He has undergone 3-1/2 years of chemotherapy, which has included swallowing over 3000 pills, being poked and prodded nearly 200 times, not including countless lifesaving blood transfusions. He has spent months in the childrenâ€™s hospital over 2-1/2 hours away from family and home and over the past 38 months has had to endure 24 spinal taps. Josh finished his treatment in August of this year, but due to potential relapse and side effects he must follow up with his oncologists for the rest of his life.

In recognition of his fight and the millions of children that came before him and will unfortunately follow, we would like to host a little game of hide and seek...

**Welcome to the Childhood Cancer Awareness Gold Ribbon Hunt!**

How to Play:

Every day there will be gold ribbons randomly hidden in posts. They can be hidden anywhere in the forum to include stickies. There will be a random amount of gold ribbons hidden every day. If you find a gold ribbon, post a link to the thread in this contest thread

*along with the post number it appears in*. The first person to find each gold ribbon, and post about it will receive**200 points**. In addition, there will be one gold heart hidden every day. The first person to find it and post the link in this thread will receive**500 points**.Every time you find a gold ribbon or gold heart, the image will be added to your signature. At the end of the contest, the members that have found the most gold ribbons and gold hearts will receive additional points.

**1st place - 25,000 points**

2nd place - 10,000 points

3rd place - 5,000 points2nd place - 10,000 points

3rd place - 5,000 points

The last day of the contest is September 29th.

Have fun and start hunting!