Ethan & Choco's Book Club

Striving to make access to books and reading a core part of the care that SuperKids receive in the hospital, with the principal premise that literacy support for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions can help promote cognitive development and social connections that are part of thriving through treatment and beyond

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Today was supposed to be BOOK IT!, ECBC’s only annual fundraiser that has provided the majority of the funds and books for all of our book and reading programs at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Due to Covid, we couldn’t have today’s race. But we are conducting a virtual book drive…because hospitalized kids still need books and reading! If you haven’t yet donated to BOOK IT, please consider doing so today!  Here are 4 reasons why you should donate:

  • To help ECBC be able to launch our covid-modified programs later this month
  • To help honor cancer warriors during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • To ensure that ECBC can resume its regular programs at CHOC as soon as it is safe to do so
  • To ensure that we can keep on going until BOOK IT 2021 next September!

We will continue the BOOK IT 2020  fundraising campaign through the month of September, alongside our daily effort to contribute to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by sharing each day a way that ECBC helps ECBC hospitalized kids to thrive. Here’s way #7, for September 7th:

Through its various programs, ECBC directly helps kids thrive through treatment — cognitively, socially, and emotionally. That’s what most of our “30 ways” highlight — the various specific ways. Another way that ECBC helps kids to thrive through treatment is by providing our local cancer warriors a cause to get behind that is about their own cognitive health and that they can control — which can be super empowering! Over the last couple of years, we have had kids in the midst of battle conduct their own book drives for ECBC, help their school run a book drive, raise funds for ECBC, and run in BOOK IT. We love this so much!

ECBC couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community, including our amazing cancer warriors. To contribute to our virtual book drive, go to Please consider donating at least the amount you would have paid for your family to run today ($40/person). Even better, use the same link to start a fundraising team for the remainder of September.

THANK YOU for helping ECBC to keep helping hospitalized kids to thrive through treatment with books and reading!