What is the Village?

The Village is a fundraising and childhood cancer awareness campaign. The campaign takes place during September as part of the Emily Whitehead Foundation’s recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Why participate?

The Village is a network, or community, of fundraisers created by people like you who want to make a difference and spread awareness of childhood cancer. By participating in or holding a fundraiser for the Emily Whitehead Foundation during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month you are joining a community that is working together in creative ways to fight childhood cancer.

Who can participate?

Anyone, no matter their age or geographic location, can join the Village and create a fundraiser! The more widespread across the country—even the World—the bigger the Village.

How do I join the Village?

Check out the Village Map below to see which fundraisers are already planned for your area or follow the steps below to start your own!

Step 1: Pick a fundraiser
Choose from our list of ideas or come up with your own. Any fundraiser, big or small, will make an impact!

Step 2: Register your fundraiser
Let us know what you have planned! We’ll help you plan and add it to the Village Map so others can get involved.

Register by completing the form here.

Step 3: Sponsor your fundraiser
Think your fundraiser could use a little extra help? Reach out to local businesses and request sponsorship for your event efforts. (Optional)

Step 4: Share your fundraiser
Create a CrowdRise fundraising page and/or a Facebook Event and spread the word on social media.

Village Map


tea house icon-villageChickie’s and Pete’s Fundraiser

Drexel Hill, PA
Wednesday, November 2
Facebook Event
10% of dine-in sales will credit EWF when flyer is presented.



girls icon-villageLight Night 4 Kids Cancer

Hosted by Young Fighters Foundation
Friday, September 30
Facebook Page
Join us in closing out Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Young Fighters Foundation’s #lightnight4kidscancer campaign. 


girls icon-villageJamberry Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 27 | 8 p.m.
Facebook Event (coming soon)
30% of all retail sales will benefit EWF. Hosted by a Jamberry consultant, shop for nail wraps, lacquers, gels and more!


cupcake icon-village“The Village Bake Sale”

Philipsburg, PA
Friday, September 16 | 4–7 p.m.
Facebook Event
Stop by Weis Markets in Philipsburg, Pa. for tasty treats to snack on before the home football game later that evening!


hospital icon-villageSilent Auction

Boston, MA
Wednesday, September 14 — Thursday, September 15
This auction is open to CAR-TCR Summit 2016 attendees only.