Charlie White and Micah Ahern at the 2015 Childhood Cancer Awareness Night hosted by the Texas Rangers.

Heroes for Children, in partnership with Texas Rangers Baseball Club, recognizes National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September by inviting supporters of Heroes for Children and families served by Heroes for Children to enjoy an evening at the ballpark while raising funds for childhood cancer. A friendly competition will be held between all participating nonprofit organizations to sell the most tickets; the organization that reaches the highest ticket sales by Aug. 26 will be awarded all fundraising proceeds.

What: 2016 Childhood Cancer Awareness Night at Globe Life Park in Arlington

When: Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, beginning at 7:05 p.m.

Where: Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

Cost: Tickets are available from $16-$53; a portion of the proceeds will be given to the local nonprofit supporting childhood cancer that sells the most by Aug. 26. To purchase tickets and help Heroes for Children reach the highest ticket sales, visit www.heroesforchildren.org, fill out the 2016 Childhood Cancer Awareness ticket form and write in Heroes for Children as the supporting charity.

Fast facts about Childhood Cancer:

15,780 – the number of children between the ages of 0 and 19 diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States1,960 – the number of children who will die of cancer every year in the United States$40,000 – the average cost per hospital stay for a child with cancer, not including out-of-pocket expenses like food, travel and accommodation12 days – the average length of each hospital stay for children battling cancerTwo-thirds – the percentage of childhood cancer survivors who will face at least one chronic health condition as a result of their cancer treatment, such as heart failure and infertility

Heroes for Children is a unique nonprofit organization that provides financial and social assistance to families with a child battling cancer. Since 2005, Heroes for Children has helped alleviate families’ worries, giving them comfort and a brief respite from the everyday challenges of fighting cancer and care giving. Since its inception, more than $5.5 million has been given to 4,500 families in need. To learn more about Heroes for Children, please visit http://www.heroesforchildren.org.

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