Each year during the December holiday season, a 25 foot tree is solely decorated with thousands of gold ribbons (the symbol for childhood cancer). Each ribbon bears the name of a child who has, or has had cancer. Time is given to all families attending the event to come to the podium to pay tribute to their child who was diagnosed with cancer. Families attend the event for free, and they enjoy stage performances, arts and crafts, special guests, a chocolate fountain, and more! You may register for the event when you add your child's ribbon at the top right of the page!
Thousands of gold ribbons are ordered by families every year, and our dedicated volunteers make each ribbon by hand. Each ribbon represents a childhood interrupted or even cut short by cancer, so we take great care to treat every single one with the respect it deserves. Many families ask for their ribbons to be returned each year, so these golden symbols are removed from the tree and mailed to their families in January.
These gold ribbons hold deep personal meaning for thousands of families across the country, and we are honored to help them share their stories.
If you would like to order a Ribbon In Honor or In Memory of a child you know you can do so by selecting the number of ribbons you would like to order and clicking register.
If you are also planning to attend the event on December 14th select the number of Adults and Children in your party and click register.
In order to pick up your child's gift at the event, you will need the child's ticket from the confirmation email that you will receive after you submit the registration form for the event.
After purchase, to view your child's tribute please click here: Search 2013 Ribbons.
If you have any questions or problems ordering ribbons or registering for the event please contact Staff@acco.org or 1-855-858-2226 Ext. 101.