American Cancer Society Hosts Annual Big Dig Event on September 24

September 19, 2022

Imagine a world free from cancer. You can help make it a reality! 

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society will host its annual Big Dig Denver event this Saturday, with proceeds benefiting Childhood Cancer Research.

Big Dig is a unique family experience that gives adults and children — including cancer patients and survivors — the opportunity to operate heavy machinery while raising funds for childhood cancer research. Tickets are $15 for an individual or $50 for a Family 4-Pack.

2022 Big Dig of Denver Metro
Schweiger Ranch
10822 S. Havana St., Lone Tree

Saturday, September 24
9:00 AM–1:30 PM

Sponsors and ticket holders become "hard hats" for the day as they come together to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Explore large digging equipment, boom lifts, and other large stationary equipment for kids of any age and size to play with in a festive, fair-like atmosphere.

About 10,470 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022, an average of more than 200 children each week in the United States.

Cancer is particularly devastating when it impacts a child. Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for children and adolescents, and about 10,470 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022.

Because of significant treatment advances in recent decades, 85% of children with cancer now survive five years or more. However, there are still several types of childhood cancers with low survival rates and no known cure.

Your support of The American Cancer Society advances efforts to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The American Cancer Society

  • promotes healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer,
  • researches cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments,
  • fights for lifesaving policy changes,
  • and provides everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer, including children, parents, healthcare professionals, and caregivers. 

As of August 1, 2021, 43 active multi-year grants for a total of $26 million are currently being funded by the American Cancer Society specific to childhood cancer. 

For more information about Big Dig Denver, visit

About American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.