My name is Teagan Stedman and I started Shred Kids' Cancer about five years ago when I was 8. My friend is doing just great now having ended all of his Chemo treatments. Unfortunately there are a lot of other kids out there who are still fighting for their lives and we want to help them.
Shred Kids' Cancer is a charity that lets kids try and do something for these other kids who are suffering. Its a way to make the kids who have cancer know that we are here for them and show them we care and give them strength. Unfortunately we found out that Kids' Cancer is an "orphan disease". What is an Orphan Disease? It is what it sounds like - pretty much left all alone. In the last 20 years there has only been one new drug approved for pediatric cancer research. Why? It is too expensive for drug companies to make a profit to manufacture new drugs to treat many pediatric cancers. That is where we come in. We raise money to help fund these treatments used in the clinical trials to find the cure!
For the past five years, our main events are fundraisers: one we call "Shredfest", held in Spring, where kids battle cancer with a battle of the bands, and another is a 5K event called Rock the Run held in Fall. Each event has a Shredhead - a kid currently battling cancer that we highlight and give the VIP treatment to. We also have corporate sponsors, celebrity judges, a silent auction and lots of kids participating to raise money for the cure. We also have bone marrow drives and other events such as Shredflip (jump on a wall and floor of trampolines at Sky High Sports arena), Shredfeast (diners visit a restaurant to eat and proceeds go to the cure) and Shredcamp (a bootcamp exercise class benefiting pediatric cancer research) and we recently went to Vans Warped Tour 2012 to spread the shred! We have been lucky to have others present fundraising concerts benefiting Shred Kids' Cancer including one in England. We also have original Shred Kids' Cancer items created like a children's book and Survival Bracelets - Shredstraps, with proceeds going to Shred Kids Cancer. We were recently awarded a grant from the Samuelsson Foundation to strengthen our programs allowing youth to help Shred Kids' Cancer!
Show your support and get a Shredstrap (pictured below) from our Shredstore! Click on photo to go to shop in store.
Pictured below is Shredhead Andreas Knickman (left) and Alex Berson (right) with Founder Teagan Stedman in center.
Pictured below at Vans Warped Tour below in their non profit village spreading the word about Shred Kids Cancer! (From left Ben Tabush, Greg Stedman, Alex Berson, Teagan Stedman, Peri Stedman)
If you are holding an event or have an idea and want to turn it into a charity benefit, please contact us and we can make it happen!
Or start now! It can be if you are running a marathon, want donations for your party in lieu of gifts or even just a personal challenge. It is easy! Just sign up on our Crowdrise fundraising page, create your event and spread the word!
Some recent examples:
-Adriennes Search For Childhood Cancer Cure benefiting Shred Kids Cancer on March 2, 2013 Sponsored by Hermosa Beach Woman's Club
-Sunset Sessions pledged tickets to Sunset Sessions Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Hotel to Shred Kids' Cancer Nov. 8,9,10 2012. Sunset Sessions is a musical showcase responsible for showcasing up and coming acts to radio station supervisors, film and other taste makers. At Previous Sunset Sessions, they have "broken" such acts as Jason Mraz, The Black Keys, Colbie Callait, Fun, Awolnation, and many more.
- Some amazing people heard about us all the way in England and organized Summerfest to benefit Shred Kids' Cancer.
-Gold Coast Theater put on a reading of Keemo The Archer in Thousand Oaks, Sept. 29 benefiting Shred Kids' Cancer.
-MB2 Raceway did a facebook promotion in August benefiting Shred Kids' Cancer.
-Be Bold, Be Bald did an awareness campaign raising money benefiting Shred Kids' Cancer (and others). Sign up and participate next year on October 18, 2013!
Team VRC is an elite cycling club that trains amateur cyclists for upper echelon races to compete in national and international races including the Olympics. In 2013 their Under 25 (U25) team will support Shred Kids' Cancer as one of their official charities. Which means they will have fundraisers and be sporting the Shred Kids' Cancer logo will on their jerseys!
-Conejo Deals donates $1 for each deal to charity and participants can select SKC to donate to!
-Aviara Real Estate had a Scarecrow Spectacular Halloween Party where people voted for best decorated Scarecrow and all votes for best Scarecrow went to Shred Kids Cancer!
Ask us how you can turn your idea, event or party into a fundraiser for Shred Kids' Cancer.
We are proud to announce are an official 501c3 public charity and our Federal ID # is 27-3541000. We hope to increase awareness and attract more sponsors, donations, volunteers and participants as a leading kids non-profit organization!
Above is Shredhead Ashley Jensen Pray at Rock The Run 5K with Lisa Osborn and Gigi Barclay
Thank you to
for providing the Backline and prize!
Alex Berson below
A huge THANK YOU to the Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach and Adrienne Slaughter (pictured above with Founder and Chairman Teagan Stedman) for putting on a great benefit for Shred Kids' Cancer on March 2, 2013. The whole community came out to support it from The President of the Chamber of Commerce, The Kiwanis Club members, The S Club and the Key Club from Mira Costa High School. Thanks so much!Thank you for being bold, be bald or supporting someone who did on Nov. 2, 2012. We raised a TON of awareness. People from Baton Rouge to Massachusetts to California were bold and raised over $5,750!
Missed it? check it out for next year. It will be on Friday October 18, 2013!
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Shred Kids' Cancer was at Warped Tour summer 2012!
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