Get dirty to help fight pe­di­atric cancer

The Dundalk Eagle - - BY THE PEOPLE -

Due to the on­go­ing coro­n­avirus pan­demic, the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety has cre­ated a vir­tual event called The Lit­tle Dig.

Kids com­pete to fundraise by play­ing in the dirt wher­ever they and their par­ents choose. Par­tic­i­pants are then en­cour­aged to post fun pic­tures or videos on The Lit­tle Dig DC event dash­board show­ing their kids play­ing in the dirt and in­vite their friends and fam­ily to vote by do­nat­ing.

Kids who raise $250 or more will be mailed The Lit­tle Dig kit, which in­cludes a shovel and The Lit­tle Dig t-shirt.

Five prizes will be awarded in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories:

Most money raised, most in­di­vid­ual dona­tions, most ac­tively in­volved, most cre­ative dig and most dirty.

Win­ners will be an­nounced Oct. 1.

Along with a prize, win­ners will be pre­sented with a cer­tifi­cate at The Big Dig 2021 event, which is sched­uled for Sept. 18, 2021 at the

Ash­brook Cor­po­rate Cen­ter in Virginia The Big Dig fundraiser, which would have taken place in Ash­burn, Virginia, to ben­e­fit pe­di­atric cancer re­search and the Inova Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Child Life Pro­gram, is a col­lab­o­ra­tive event be­tween the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety and the con­struc­tion in­dus­try, pro­vid­ing chil­dren and event spon­sors the ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to op­er­ate heavy equip­ment, in­clud­ing real ex­ca­va­tors, bull­doz­ers, front load­ers, dump trucks and more with the as­sis­tance of a pro­fes­sional.

The Big Dig of the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Area in 2021 ex­pects to draw more 1,000 par­tic­i­pants. Pro­ceeds for The Lit­tle Dig and The Big Dig ben­e­fit the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety’s pe­di­atric cancer re­search and Inova Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Child Life Pro­gram.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email shiri.rozen­berg@cancer.org, or to reg­is­ter, make a do­na­tion at http://ac­sen­gage.org/lit­tledigdc.

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