The original post was made in the Dad Gaming – Dadstiny group on Facebook by a man named Shawn Patrick Lafferty. In the post, he speaks about how he sadly lost his daughter to an aggressive form of Pediatric Cancer. Since September of 2019, he has been asking his fellow Guardians to wear gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Gold is the colour associated with Childhood Cancer Awareness.
The movement has spread far beyond the Facebook group and now Guardians all over are beginning to put on their Calus’ Treasured and Iron Mossbone to support Shawn and his goal. A lot of content creators and Bungie staff have similarly joined in, asking for people to wear gold all throughout September.
— Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy) September 1, 2022
This is an easy thing to do. A little gesture like this takes nothing but it’d mean a lot ❤️ https://t.co/WwVUF2UoGO
— My name is Byf (Lore Daddy) (@MyNameIsByf) September 1, 2022
— Paul Tassi (@PaulTassi) September 1, 2022
If you want to join in and are looking for some golden shaders, here’s a few that you can use:
- Calus’ Shadow (Spire of Stars Raid Lair)
- Calus’ Treasured (Leviathan Raid)
- Tetsudo (Season of the Chosen)
- Gilded Smoke (Beyond Light)
- Iron Mossbone (Season of Undying)
- Goldleaf (Season of Opulence)
- Golden Empire (Season of Opulence)
- Precursor Vex Chrome (Curse of Osiris)
- Golden Trace (Vanilla)
- Midnight Talons (Vanilla)
- Grand Luster (Solstice of Heroes)
- Regal Daring (Solstice of Heroes)
A few of the shaders from Year 1 of Destiny 2 are available in a 1000 Glimmer package at Eververse. So if you are a New Light or just don’t have all of these Shaders, consider seeing if you can get this pack.
If you wish to directly support Childhood Cancer Awareness or if you want to learn more about it, you can find more information including a donation page here. Lafferty specifically mentioned in his Facebook post that this isn’t meant to be a monetary thing, only a supportive thing. However, if you want to support and are willing, please consider it.
We wish Lafferty and his family, as well as all those who fight against cancer, our best wishes and hope that if you can, you’ll become a Golden Guardian in Destiny 2 this month.