American Cancer Society hosts two Big Dig events to benefit pediatric cancer research

In September, the American Cancer Society will host two Big Dig fundraising events, giving both adults and children — including cancer patients and survivors — the opportunity to operate heavy machinery while raising money for childhood cancer research. Denver7 is proud to support the American Cancer Society and the Big Dig events.

Guests become hard hats for the day as they gather to raise money for childhood cancer research in a festive, fair atmosphere. Participants of all ages can explore and operate large excavators, aerial platforms and other large stationary equipment.

The Big Dig Northern Colorado is Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, 4444 Ritchie Dr, Longmont, CO 80504.

The Big Dig Denver will be on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Schweiger Ranch 10822 S Havana St, Lone Tree, CO 80134.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children aged 1 to 14 years. About 1,190 children under the age of 15 are expected to die of cancer this year. By 2021, an estimated 10,500 new cancers will be diagnosed in children under 15 in the United States. The number of childhood cancers has risen slightly in recent decades. Due to major advances in treatment in recent decades, 84 percent of children with cancer now survive five years or more. Currently, the American Cancer Society is investing $9.4 million in Colorado research grants and funding more than $27 million in 46 national childhood cancer research grants.

Tickets to the Big Dig are $15 for an individual or $50 for a family 4-pack. Childhood cancer survivors are considered honored guests and can each receive four free tickets to the event. For more information, please contact Heidi Weisman at

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