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! We are proud to be spreading Shred Kids' Cancer nationwide and will be opening up a Chapters in Northern California, New York and other areas soon!
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/10K 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 are also lucky to be a beneficiary in Be Bold, Be Bald (put on by Small Army for a Cause) and The ASICS LA Marathon. We also have corporate sponsors, celebrity judges, silent auction and lots of kids participating to raise money for the cure. We also haveletter writing campaigns and 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 have gone to Vans Warped Tour to spread the shred! We have been lucky to have others present fundraisers on our behalf as well including a concert in England.
We are proud to be given the opportunity to spread Shred Kids Cancer nationwide and in 2014 will be opening up a Chapters in San Francisco, San Diego and possibly New York and other areas soon - so look for Shred Kids Cancer events in your area!
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 awarded a grant from the Samuelsson Foundation to strengthen our programs allowing youth to help 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!
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:
- A Holiday Boutique benefiting Shred Kids Cancer November 2013.
-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!
-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.
email us at Shredkidscancer@gmail.com
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 for Shredfest 4 & 5!
Alex Berson below
Dr. Mascarenhas will use the $26,000 grant for clinical trials at Children's Hospital LA!
Meet our newest Shredhead Kaitlin:
Kaitlin is 9 years old, loves to dance, sing, paint and do cartwheels. She has a very rare cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma and is being treated at CHLA. Join us at our next event and show your support for Kaitlin and kids like her.
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 October 18, 2013. We raised a TON of awareness. People from Baton Rouge to Massachusetts to California were bold and raised over $2,200!
Missed it? check it out for next year. It will be on the third Friday of October 2014!
Shred Kids' Cancer was at Warped Tour summer 2012!
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