SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, YouCaring is pleased to announce a partnership with the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). The partnership enables ACCO to provide further assistance to families facing the disease.
YouCaring (www.youcaring.com) offers free online crowdfunding to families facing financial hardships, primarily due to medical-related expenses. Its Compassionate Crowdfunding™ platform is designed to help an individual launch an online fundraiser in minutes, at no charge, further easing their financial burden and allowing them to focus on what really matters—helping their child beat cancer.
"Medical expenses are our largest fundraising category, and thousands of families use YouCaring every year to raise money to alleviate financial hardships caused by childhood cancer," explained Jesse Boland, Director of Online Marketing for YouCaring. "The partnership with ACCO highlights our commitment to helping families affected by this awful disease know they're not alone in their fight."
According to Ruth Hoffman, MPH, Executive Director of ACCO, "When a child is diagnosed with cancer there are so many challenges to be faced and expenses to be met. Not only is there the cost of medical treatments, but there are also basic living expenses, as many parents must take time off work or even leave their jobs to be with a sick child."
"The last thing a family needs during this difficult time is to worry about the additional expenses," added Boland. "A crowdfunding campaign can help ease the burden, providing an outlet for family members, friends and communities to band together for those in need."
ACCO's core mission is to offer aid and support to families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis, with the hope that we can make the day-to-day struggles facing these families just a little bit easier.
Launched in 2011, YouCaring is a free crowdfunding platform that empowers people to help others through hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives. The YouCaring community has raised more than $450 million in donations from 5.5 million supporters all without charging fees. Like its donors, YouCaring relies on donations from generous supporters to finance its operations. YouCaring believes kindness is powerful and is dedicated to helping people overcome, heal, and thrive.
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