CHOP's Power to the Ponytail Party is one event part of an entire month of advocacy and fundraising efforts to spread awareness about childhood cancer.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, help make a difference for kids with cancer by joining the Power to the Ponytail Party on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JCPenny Court in the King of Prussia Mall!
Hosted by the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, ponytail party-goers can have their hair cut by talented Regis Salon stylists when they donate 10 inches or more of their natural hair to create wigs for patients with cancer. For those with short or processed hair, Regis Salon stylists will give haircuts for a $20 donation. All proceeds go to the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Hair donations will be sent to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Appointments are requested.
CHOP’s Power to the Ponytail Party is one event part of an entire month of advocacy and fundraising efforts to spread awareness about childhood cancer and its lack of funding to support research advances to find cures for childhood cancer. More than 20 percent of children with cancer die from their disease, and the majority of those who do survive endure long-term side effects of treatment which can result in second cancers, infertility, cognitive delay and stunted growth.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive childhood cancer programs in the United States. As an international leader in advancing research and developing new treatments for childhood cancers, families travel from across the country and around the world.
Learn more about the Power to the Ponytail Party:
Get involved in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: http://www.chop.edu/cancer
About the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the United States, which has been top ranked by U.S.News & World Report and Parents Magazine. Its large basic and clinical research programs are particularly strong in pediatric neuro-oncology, neuroblastoma, leukemia and lymphoma, and sarcomas. Of all pediatric institutions, Children's Hospital enrolls the most patients in national clinical trials, working in close collaboration with national organizations such as the Children's Oncology Group. Physicians at Children's Hospital have had pioneering roles in developing international standards for diagnosing and treating neuroblastoma, and in developing programs for survivors of childhood cancer.