The AACR’s Inaugural Day of Giving Makes an Impact
On May 7, 2021, the AACR held its first Day of Giving to raise funds for cancer research and to commemorate the day the organization was founded in 1907. On this special day, the AACR community came together to support the AACR’s mission to prevent and cure all cancers.
The AACR Day of Giving raised over $76,000, including a contribution of $23,000 from AACR ambassador and Philadelphia Eagles safety, Number 23, Rodney McLeod, and his wife Erika through their foundation Change Our Future. During this special day, several other initiatives took place to support the AACR Day of Giving. The “Go Green for Research” campaign encouraged AACR supporters to share and tag photos of themselves wearing their favorite AACR green gear on social media. Players vs. Cancer (PvC), charity streaming that benefits the AACR, hosted a 12-hour livestream where various PvC gamers invited their viewers to donate to the AACR through their own livestreams, raising over $1,700 for the cause.
97.5 The Fanatic, a Philadelphia based radio station, hosted an “AACR Takeover” on their website and on the John Kincade Show. John Kincade, who is a two-time cancer survivor, promoted the AACR and encouraged his listeners to donate. More than $7,000 was raised to support the AACR Day of Giving. The AACR will continue their partnership with the show in 2021 as their official charity partner.
“I am grateful to everyone who participated in the inaugural AACR Day of Giving,” says Mitch Stoller, Chief Philanthropic Officer. “Their generosity has inspired me and will help researchers and cancer patients and their families who will benefit from the funds raised on this day. We are looking forward to next year’s Day of Giving, which we hope will have an even greater impact.”
All contributions of every amount that were raised on the AACR Day of Giving will fund innovative research being done by AACR members worldwide and will help to give hope to cancer patients and their loved ones.
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