1. Make a Donation. For every $5 donated, one link is added to the digital chain. If your link(s) are in honor or memory of someone please fill out those details in the donation form.
Gold Links - Represent In Honour
White Links - Represent In Memory
Have you or someone you know been affected by childhood cancer? Create a page and share your reason for participating in LINKED for Life. Ask friends and family to support this campaign by making a donation to get a link to help your chain grow.
*Teams have the option of creating their own chain through team donations and bringing it to a clinic of their choice. Links will be provided.
3. Get your company involved - Register a company team! Set a goal and create a chain at your office or place of business to show your support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
4. Register your school! This September build a chain at your school in support of childhood cancer. Create a class or school challenge to see how long your chain can get!
4. Share on social media. Share this page on your social channels and let others know how they can get involved. Remember to use the hashtag #LINKEDforlife and tag @pogo4kids.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about getting links to build your chain or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.
There are over 4,000 families in Ontario with a child or children in cancer treatment or follow-up care each year. On average, 86% of children with cancer survive, but many of these survivors will experience complications either due to the disease itself, complex surgical procedures or the rigorous rounds of radiation and chemotherapy they were given during treatment.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September presents an opportunity to bring the childhood cancer community together.
POGO ensures that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best care and support. On behalf of the children and youth currently in treatment or follow-up care, and the many survivors who face late effects as a result of their cancer, thank you for being our champion!
The Society of United Professionals represents more than 9,000 professionals in Ontario, including engineers, scientists, supervisors, and lawyers.
POGO is proud to have the Society of United Professionals as the 2023 LINKED for Life sponsor.
This September, help build a chain of 6,000 colourful links to show your support for young patients, families and survivors of childhood cancer.
The goal is to create a visual representation of the connection between the childhood cancer community and those who support it.
Paper chains will be displayed in POGO partner hospitals across Ontario and colourful links will be featured on a digital donor wall on the LINKED for Life website. Chains displayed in the hospitals will be assembled by survivors, patients, donors, and staff at the hospital.
Funds raised through LINKED for Life will provide financial assistance to families so they can pay for out-of-pocket costs associated with their child’s treatment; support survivors with customized academic and employment counselling when their disease or its treatment has left them with learning challenges; and fund promising research that examines the impact of childhood cancer and its treatment.