On average, 12 children and young people in the United Kingdom will be diagnosed with cancer every day. Two of the twelve people who have been diagnosed will not survive.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month takes place in September every year. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about the effects of cancer on children, teenagers, and their families. Through important public awareness campaigns and ground-breaking childhood cancer research, we are able to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
Cancer in children has a severe impact on their growth and development, as well as their families and friends. When young people should be concentrating on school, play, and socialising, if they have cancer, their primary attention may be on medication, operations, and the remaining years of their lives.
Some cancers are mostly or exclusively observed in children, that is something the awareness month underlines. Children are more robust to cancer and cancer treatments than adults, and there have been numerous stories of triumph and total recovery, in which children have made a full recovery and returned to their usual lives.
Participate in our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Campaign this September. Here are a few examples of how you can get engaged.
How to help raise awareness
Get creative and hold fun and active events such as bake sales, competitions, sponsorships etc.
- By wearing a gold ribbon pin badge to raise awareness during the month of September or any time of the year!
The International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to show support for children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as survivors and their families.
The Tree of Life – a global symbol of growth and renewal – was chosen by CCI and SIOP for ICCD 2021-23 to offer a powerful message: childhood cancer can be treated and survivors’ well-being can be reached provided all stakeholders continue to act courageously together in key areas.
The ICCD Advocacy Toolkit that goes with it is intended to help the community become involved and have their opinions heard. The ICCD Tree of Life campaign, which will run for three years starting this year, is open to all members of the worldwide childhood cancer community. The goal is to raise awareness about the possibility of more and better cures for children’s illnesses.
Participate in the #throughourhands Campaign to raise awareness by ICCD! When posting on social media, including our social media graphic and the hashtags #throughourhands and #ICCD2021.
Awareness of cancer can mean an early diagnosis. This can greatly increase a patient’s chances of surviving. Cancer awareness can lead to informed support from those closest to the patient. September gives us a chance to highlight the incredible cause and help make the discoveries that we hope will one day defeat children’s cancer. Spreading the word is a good place to start if you want to participate in the month. Let’s cure childhood cancer together. See what you can do to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and help raise awareness.
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