Clark Pampanga, Philippines – During this year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Sutherland Clark team participated in the Amazon Goes Gold/PJammin’® for Kids with Cancer event to help raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer to provide free resources and support for impacted children and their families.
Globally, it is estimated that more than 300,000 new cases of cancer affect children each year. According to the World Health Organization, because it is generally not possible to prevent cancer in children, the most effective strategy to reduce the burden of cancer in children is to focus on a prompt, correct diagnosis followed by effective therapy. However, pediatric cancer is often left behind in major investment programs in cancer research and treatment.
The annual event hosted by Amazon aims to encourage partners to stand in solidarity in the fight against childhood cancer by forgoing their business casual attire for the day and instead wearing pajamas to work. Pajamas are the battle uniform for children fighting cancer who often spend years living in them during treatment and recovery, and so this symbolic gesture is a small way to honor the brave children who are fighting an unimaginable battle.
This year, due to the overwhelming participation of Sutherland Clark customer service associates and support staff, Amazon awarded the team a $25,000 cash prize to be donated to a children’s charity of its choice. The team selected the Kythe Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illness. The Sutherland Clark team has been a partner of the foundation since 2019, providing psychosocial support to the children, sponsoring the renovation of the children’s treatment room and also hosting parties and events like kite flying.
We here at Sutherland are so proud to support a great cause to offer more funding and resources in the fight against children’s cancer and are truly humbled by the outpouring of support from our amazing Clark team/employees!