Join us for our Construction VS Cancer, “Big Dig” event! Families will have the opportunity for their kids to operate real construction machinery (with the assistance of an adult volunteer) in a fun, fair-like, atmosphere. We will have bounce houses, music, face painting and so much more!
In 2023, an estimated 15,590 new cancer cases will be diagnosed among children aged 0 to 14 in the United States. Childhood cancer incidence rates have slowly decreased by 0.6% per year since 1975. An estimated 1,780 cancer deaths will occur among children in 2023. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among children. 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20.
Sept 23rd will be the sixth year for the American Cancer Society Construction Vs Cancer “The Big Dig” event in Utah. The in-person event will start at 11 AM with the first hour for pediatric survivors and their families only. The event will open to the public at 12 AM and conclude at 3 PM.
Funds raised before and during the event will directly go to support pediatric cancer research. The American Cancer Society is currently funding over $800,000 in pediatric multiyear research grants at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital and more than $37 million in grants across the United States. The 2022 Construction VS Cancer event raised over $85,000 for pediatric cancer research.
The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. We are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades. Now, that is a reason to celebrate, so please join us. We hope to see you there!