Kidz in Lids Hosts Record Breaking Month!

Written on September 23, 2022

Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas is pleased to announce that Kidz in Lids hosted a record-breaking month in September. CCP had dozens of schools join us throughout both Carolinas to help bring awareness about childhood cancer to local students all the while helping promote Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which takes place each September.

“September is an extra special month for children battling cancer,” said Laura Allen, Executive Director of Children’s Cancer Partners. “While we celebrate and help children and their families with childhood cancer everyday of the year, September marks a time where extra awareness is brought to the children fighting this horrific disease. We are so proud of the thousands of students across the Carolinas who helped make this awareness possible by hosting a Kidz in Lids day at their school.”

The Kidz in Lids Inclusion Program is just one way the community can give back to Children’s Cancer Partners; and it is an exclusive way for children in the Carolinas to help children who are battling cancer. Local schools can sign up to host a Kidz in Lids day any day of the school year. It’s easy! All students have to do is bring $1 to school to wear a hat (and faculty can participate by bringing $5 to dress casually for the day). This money is collected and goes directly back to Children’s Cancer Partners to support children in the school or district’s local area.

In September alone, we had dozens of schools participating, setting a record-breaking month for Kidz in Lids since its inception. Kidz in Lids was started in Spartanburg by a young lady with a big heart — Paige Melick, who lost a friend to cancer, went to her principal Jeremy Darby at Campobello Gramling School and urged something needed to be done. Kidz in Lids was born. And now Kidz in Lids is widespread in schools throughout North and South Carolina. 

“Spartanburg District 1 and especially Campobello Gramling School is proud to partner with Children’s Cancer Partners to host Kidz in Lids,” said Dr. Ronald Garner, Superintendent of Spartanburg District 1 Schools. “We are proud to be the founding school for this incredible inclusion program that teaches our students inclusion, kindness, empathy, and, most importantly, allows students to give back to other students who are battling cancer and need the support of their peers.”

Learn more about Kidz in Lids here.

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