Each August 3rd we celebrate Esther Day--a day to let family and friends know that you love them. It's a day to use your words! It might change someone else's life. It might even change yours.
Buy--or gift--one of our new shirts. They come in unisex or tank style, and in mid-July you can order onesies and toddler sizes!
You can also celebrate what would be Esther's 24th birthday by signing up for Team Awesome's "24 Miles for Esther" challenge--a virtual fundraiser that helps support families facing childhood cancer. All it takes is $24, and the willingness to walk, run, bike (other creative activities welcomed!) 24 miles by August 3rd.
And don't forget you can apply for a Project LOVEly grant for $5000. Deadline is August 31st! Who knew there were so many ways to be awesome!
This Star Won’t Go Out provides direct financial support to families with a child facing cancer. Caring for a seriously ill child creates tremendous stress for the family system, and through our partnerships with local hospitals and community members we are able to help lighten the financial hardships that many families experience.
This Star Won’t Go Out recently added a new division called Project LOVEly, which aims to support and inspire young people to make the world a better place by living fully and loving deeply in the face of life’s challenges.
Years Serving communities
Established in 2011 in memory of Esther Grace Earl, TSWGO works through local hospitals and healthcare workers to provide financial support to families facing childhood cancer.
children Diagnosed daily
Childhood cancer is on the increase, and 43 children under age 19 are diagnosed each day in the US alone. Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children. *
*Statistics from CAC2.org
thousand Dollars Given
TSWGO has been able to give out hundreds of grants to help kids with cancer because of the army of young people who donate and host fundraisers to make a difference. Check out Team Awesome--we invite YOU to be part of the story!
Make a Difference
TSWGO works passionately to reduce stress for families facing childhood cancer through giving financial grants, covering the kinds of expenses NOT covered by insurance. While we are proud to say we have given out over $450,000 in grants, what amazes us is that the majority of this sum has been raised by young people who have said with Esther “we just want to make a difference in the world.” We started calling this the Esther Effect and began to wonder how much more these friends could do given the opportunity. Project LOVEly is our new grant-giving venture, seeking to inspire young people to actions that instill hope, create spaces of awesome, and demonstrate love in their communities.
Join our team of awesome people who are not afraid to be themselves as we endeavor to raise funds & awareness for This Star Won't Go Out, a non-profit foundation serving families with children diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. Consider joining an awesome, nerdy group of runners, joggers, walkers, and more-- as we raise funds and awareness for This Star Won't Go Out.
Since August 3rd, 2010, Esther Day has been celebrated as a day to verbalize our love for family and friends and let them know how much they mean to us. It's the non-romantic Valentines Day for all the other kinds of love!
Project LOVEly is a separately funded grant-giving venture from This Star Won't Go Out. Project LOVEly seeks to inspire young people to actions that reflect the "Esther Effect," instilling hope, creating spaces of awesome, and demonstrating love in their communities.
When you make a donation to TSWGO your money goes to help families of children with cancer needing financial assistance. We hope that your heart will be stirred to make a difference for one of our Star kids!