Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2023

by | Aug 27, 2023 | Fundraising & Events, Rally Blog, September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – and this September, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research has so many amazing things planned!  Please join us as we raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Keep checking back to see what new events are added throughout the month. Click on the buttons below to see what is happening nationwide and in specific cities.


All through September:

  • Signature Cocktail, the “Miracle Mule,” in Delta Sky Clubs and Forbes Travel Guide Lounges
    • A mixologist with Forbes Travel Guide developed a special signature cocktail, the Miracle Mule, that will be available for purchase with part of the proceeds benefitting Rally.
    • is #GOLDSTRONG all month with a roundup campaign. If you have any yard or pest needs, please visit to make your purchase and then roundup your total to support Rally.
  • 47 Faces of Rally
    • 47 Faces of Rally honors those 47 children who are diagnosed with cancer every day. This fundraiser is a powerful way for Rally Kids and their families to use their collective voices. Throughout the month, they help raise critical funds for childhood cancer research for the type of cancer that has affected them personally. Read about these Rally Kids now and donate to their fight against childhood cancer. To sign your child up, email [email protected].
  • #RallyFit 47 Challenge
    • Dedicate your workouts for 47 days to raise funds for childhood cancer research. To learn more, contact [email protected].
  • Rally 4 Quarters 4 Research – Schools collect spare change to benefit Rally
    • Many schools are hosting 4Q4R events during the month of September. To learn more contact [email protected].

Friday, September 1

  • Light your state gold
    • Light a candle and post a picture on your social media using the # of your state (for example: #lightGAgold, #lightTNgold, #lightFLgold, #lightVAgold).

Wednesday, September 13

  • Fight for the 47
    • Social media push to fund one $50,000 childhood cancer research grant in one day
    • To double your donation watch Rally’s social media outlets for power hours with matching funds

Washington, DC  Events- Starts Wednesday, September 20

Thursday, September 21

  • Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus hosted by Congressman McCaul
    • 9:45-11:45 a.m., 2168 Rayburn House Office Building
  • Brain Storm Summit – September 21-23

Friday, September 22

  • Climb the Hill Youth Advocacy Day
    • Middle school, high school and college-aged advocates will meet with congressional offices to share their stories and talk about current legislative initiatives. Email [email protected] for more information
  • CureFest Welcome Night at Freedom Plaza – 5–7 p.m.  For more information or to register visit
  • The CureFest Collective a special night for teens and young adults — registration required at
    • For fighters, survivors and siblings ages 13-29
    • 6 – 8:30 p.m. Trolley sightseeing tour
    • 8 – 10 p.m. Food, music, and games at the JW Marriott

Saturday, September 23

  • 2 p.m. Rally to the Capital on the National Mall—Hosted by Rally Foundation
  • 5 – 6:45 p.m. CureFest Meet and Greet on Freedom Plaza
  • 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Night of Golden Lights at Freedom Plaza
  • 8:30 -9 p.m. Candlelight Vigil at Freedom Plaza

Sunday, September 24

  • 11 a.m. Festival at National Sylvan Theater
    • Performances, speeches, and tributes
  • 12:30 p.m. Childhood Cancer Shoe Memorial Ceremony on the Washington Monument Grounds
  • 12:45 p.m. CureFest Walk on the Washington Monument Grounds


Rally Atlanta:

Wednesday, August 30

  • Georgia Proclamation in Governor Kemp’s Office (not a public event due to construction at the Georgia Capitol)
  • Smyrna Proclamation, 10 a.m. at Smyrna City Hall
  • Roswell Proclamation 4 p.m. at Heart of Roswell Park, Canton Street

Thursday, August 31

  • Marietta Proclamation, 10 a.m. at Marietta Square

All through September:

  • YourPie
    • Bucket give back all month at the Smyrna, GA and McDonough, GA locations
  • Freedom Nutrition (Canton, GA)
    • Give back of $1 per #GoldStrong Tea sold all month long

Tuesday, September 5

  • Kennesaw Proclamation 6:30 p.m. at Kennesaw City Hall

Wednesday, September 6

  • Milton Proclamation 6 p.m. at Milton City Hall

Monday, September 18

  • Woodstock Proclamation 7 p.m. at Woodstock City Hall

September 19 -23

  • The Atlanta Airport Lights Canopies Gold
    • The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is #GOLDSTRONG and is lighting up their canopies gold in honor of children fighting cancer.

Wednesday, September 27

  • The Atlanta King and Queen Buildings Light Buildings Gold


Rally Gulf Coast:

  • KIA Autosport, Pensacola, FL
    • Throughout September, the dealership will be #GOLDSTRONG and Rally branded, place coin collection jars in the showroom service center and waiting area, and donate a percentage of all car sales during September to Rally. Plus there will be gold balloons on all the cars in the lot.

Friday, September 1

  • Graffiti Bridge Painting, 5 a.m.
  • Rally Kid Toni’s Lemonade Stand and Hope on Wheels, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m
    • Allen Turner Hyundai Dealership

Saturday, September 2

  • American Legion Cancer Rally & Ride, 11 a.m.
    • Begin and end at American Legion Post 378, 2712 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL. Ride will stop by the graffiti bridge to do a memorial on the way to the hospital with the motorcycles by 12-12:15 p.m.; 1 Bubba Watson Drive, Pensacola, FL 32504. Open to the public.

Monday, September 4

  • Innerlight Surf and Skate Give Back Day – percentage of sales will be donated to Rally Foundation
    • 203 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 

Tuesday, September 5

  • Okaloosa County Proclamation, 3 p.m.
    • 302 N. Wilson Street, Suite 302, Crestview, FL 32536 

Wednesday, September 6

  • Annual Candlelight Vigil, 6:30 p.m.
    • Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart

Thursday, September 7

  • Escambia County Proclamation, 5:30 p.m.
    • Escambia County Governmental Complex, 221 Palafox Place

Friday, September 8

  • Bam’s Snoballs, 1–9 p.m. Rally families and staff can get a free treat
  • Rian Thomas Cookin/Dinner—fundraiser for the Phinley Phund 

Saturday, September 9

  • Rally On Tennis Tournament
    • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Set up on September 8 at 5 p.m.
    • Shoreline Park, Gulf Breeze, FL

Monday, September 11

  • Santa Rosa County Proclamation, 5:30 p.m.
  • 6495 Caroline Street Boardroom, Milton, FL 32570

Tuesday, September 12

  • Bay County Proclamation, 8 a.m.
    • 840 West 11th Street, Panama City, Bay County Government Building

Thursday, September 14

  • City of Pensacola Proclamation, 5:30 p.m.
    • 222 W. Main Street, Pensacola FL 32502

Friday, September 22

  • Coffee with a Cop, 7 a.m.
  • Turtle Conference Room
    Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola
    1 Bubba Watson Dr, Pensacola, FL 32504 

Saturday, September 23

  • Sportsmen Givin’ Back Charity Banquet, 5 p.m.
    • Immanuel Baptist Church, 4187 US-90, Pace, FL 

Monday, September 25

  • Okaloosa County School District Proclamation, 6 p.m.
    • School Board Central Administrative Complex, in the Training Room, 202 Highway 85 North,


Rally Tennessee:

Tuesday, August 29

  • Orange Theory (TN)
    • Each class participant will make a donation 

All through September:

  • M Street-Nashville
    • Each of the four M Street restaurants will have special cocktail with portion of proceeds going to Rally.
  • Waldo’s Chicken and Beer Give Back Nights (Nashville)
    • Every Tuesday (September 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 5-8 p.m.
  • Zaxby’s on Charlotte Avenue Give Back Nights
    • Every Tuesday (September 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge Will Light the Bridge Gold

Wednesday, September 6

  • Dress Up Night, 4–7 p.m.
    • 15% of sales from 4-7 p.m. will be donated to Rally Tennessee

Thursday, September 7

  • Jeni’s Ice Cream Give Back, 4-7 p.m.
    • Must mention Rally at checkout

Friday-Sunday, September 8-10

  • The Tennessee State Capital will be light Gold from September 8th-September 10th

Saturday, September 9

  • Rally #GOLDSTRONG Day, 4–7 p.m.
  • Centennial Park (Bandshell Greenspace)
  • Bounce house, face painting, games, food trucks, music and crafts
  • Night will end with Rally Kid speaker and candlelight vigil

Friday-Saturday, September 15-16

  • Nashville Toys & Books will donate 10% of sales
    • This fundraiser will run all day on September 15th and 16th

Saturday, September 16

  • Alli’s Rally at Spring Hill High School
    • Rally Kid Alli Bob’s fundraiser
    • Food trucks, bounce house, face painting and silent auction


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