1. Make a Donation. For every $5 donated, one link is created in the
name of the donor or in honour / memory of someone affected by childhood cancer.
Gold Link - In Honour
White Link - In Memory
For general supporters your name will be included on a blue, purple, orange or green link. You will also have the option to direct your link to a specific hospital chain.
For every $5 you donate, one link will be created.
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 their own link(s) to help the chain grow.
3. Get your company involved! Set a goal and create a chain at your office or place of business. Links will be provided to you for your chain.
4. Build a Chain at your school. This September build a chain at your school in support of childhood cancer. Create class and school challenges 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 on getting links for your school, business 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!
This September, help build a chain of 10,000 colourful links to show your support for young patients, families and survivors of childhood cancer.
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 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.