It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! This is an annual international awareness month to raise support, funding and awareness of childhood cancers and the impact for sufferers and families of sufferers of childhood cancer.

Childhood cancer is devastating to growth and development in children, and devastating to their families and friends. At a time when young people should be focusing on school, play and socialising, if they have cancer, their focus can be on medication, operations, and what life they have left.

Some forms of cancer are mainly or exclusively only seen in children, and that is something highlighted by the awareness month. Children can be more resilient to cancer and cancer treatments than adults, and there are many cases of triumph and complete recovery, where children make a full recovery and grow up to normal life. But awareness, education and support is so important, that’s why we need your help to spread awareness this month and beyond.

How can you help?

Share stories

Whether you are a cancer survivor or a parent, stories can be important ways to gather support. You can choose to share your own story online, or link up with a charity that can spread your story faster and farther. Sometimes being the voice for others in need can motivate government and community members alike.

What if you don’t have a story to share? Research and share what you’ve found with your community. Anything helps when you and others help spread positive messages for cancer patients.

Donate money to Children with Cancer UK

Donating money is the easiest way to support children and parents during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. These donations help organisations in supporting programs for those affected. In turn, parents and children can receive resources to understand their diagnoses, treatment options, trials, and late effects that can occur years after treatment and survivorship.

Wear your gold ribbon

Help Children with Cancer UK raise awareness by purchasing one of their limited edition pin badges. These badges feature a gold ribbon which is the internationally recognised symbol for childhood cancer.





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