NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS TREE
The 2016 National Childhood Cancer Awareness Tree will be an integral part of the 108th Newport Beach, California Holiday Boat Parade taking place from December 14th to 18th.
Centrally located at Newport Beach’s Marina Park, the GOLD RIBBON TREE will once again be covered in thousands of gold ribbons, each ribbon bearing the name, age and state of a child who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Since the year 2000, the ACCO has honored and commemorated thousands of children who have had their lives turned upside down by childhood cancer with our National Gold Ribbon Awareness Tree.
Each year, this 23 foot tall tree is decorated with thousands of Gold Ribbons, each ribbon bearing the name of a special child who had, or who has had, cancer. And each year, we use this tree to “Light Up the Holidays with Hope” to remember the terrible struggle each of these children has faced, to find strength in the courage and resilience they show each and every day of that struggle, and to offer comfort, solace, and support at this wonderful, difficult time of year.
We hope that you and your family will be part of this special and beautiful commemorative event, honoring these precious children and supporting the ACCO’s mission to increase awareness of the Gold Ribbon, the needs of children facing cancer, and the ongoing search for new and better treatment protocols that can finally offer a safe and effective cure for this terrible disease.
ACCO works with Hoag, St Josephs and CHOC.
“We are very excited to announce that this year the tree will stand tall at the Newport Beach Marina Park in Newport Beach California, for anyone who is able to visit!”