Share Your Photos: Childhood Cancer Awareness

BY Teresa Gorman  January 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM EST


Photos featured on PBS NewsHour’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Pinterest Board.

EDIT We are no longer accepting submissions for this board at this time. Thanks to all who answered and shared their stories.

The PBS NewsHour’s health unit has been reporting on the progress in cancer research and treatment 40 years after President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act.

On the NewsHour Thursday, health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser will explore some of the astonishing gains made in pediatric cancer since 1971. A second report in the days ahead will focus on promising research developments in other branches of the field.

Before and after the reports air, we want to put faces to this very human story with your help.

You can share your own stories about the way pediatric cancer has touched your life by sending us a photo. The photo can be of anything that tells your story — person, place or thing — as long as it’s G-rated.

We’ll then add the photo to our childhood cancer awareness board on the social media site Pinterest.

Ways to share your photo:

  • Email: Attach the photo to an email and send to onlinehealth@newshour.org. Include a one to two sentence caption explaining it.

  • Twitter: Tweet @newshourhealth your photo. Include a short (within 140 characters of course) description.

  • Pinterest: Have a pin on Pinterest that applies already? Use the email button — on the right-hand side when you’re on a pin’s page — and email onlinehealth@newshour.org.

  • Links: Is your photo online already? Tweet the link to @NewsHourHealth with a description, or email the link to onlinehealth@newshour.org with a short description.

Keep in mind:

  • Unless otherwise asked by you, we will use your name on your photo, and may also use it on the PBS NewsHour’s website in more posts in our series about cancer.

  • You must have rights to use the photo you send in.

  • The PBS NewsHour does not certify the fund allocations of the charities included with photo submissions, or intend the submissions posted as an endorsement of their work. Visit the website Charity Navigator, which independently evaluates charities, for more information on each organization.

Questions? Leave them in the comments or ask on Twitter.


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