September is Children's Cancer Awareness Month, how will you help to raise awareness?
Children's Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness of the issues surrounding childhood cancer and the harsh treatments often used to battle the disease.
1 in 500 children will be diagnosed with cancer before they are 14 years old. Although advances in treatments have improved survival rates, the treatments are harsh and can damage healthy cells in children's growing bodies. This damage can lead to lifelong disabilities - in fact 60% of childhood cancer survivors will suffer from late-effects of the treatments used to save their lives.
We believe this isn't good enough, children deserve to not only survive, but also go on to live healthy lives after bravely beating cancer. So join us this September in raising awareness and money so together we can find safe new treatments for children.
From wearing a ribbon to raising money for Kidscan, there are hundreds of ways you can get involved with Children's Cancer Awareness Month.
Wearing a gold ribbon is a great way to show support for Children’s Cancer Awareness Month. The symbol for the month, the gold ribbon not only shows your support but also raises awareness to everyone you see.
You can purchase a ribbon from one of distributers across Manchester including Amranth Stockport, Sainsbury’s Hale, Sainbury’s Greengate, Sainsbury’s Urmston, Lynx Taxis and Love The Dentist Salford.
Alternatively you can purchase your ribbon directly from us.
By donating to Kidscan you are helping us to fund vital research to find safe new treatments for children diagnosed with cancer.
Just £10 goes towards 1 hours of worth of research which makes a huge difference to the charity!
To donate you can follow the link below online.
Don’t forget – donations don’t have to be cash! – Raffle and tombola prizes are also welcomes and help us to raise money at our own events!
Donating your time to Kidscan to help with collections is a great way to raise money and awareness whilst building up your skills. To sign up simply visit our volunteer page.
If your looking for a creative way to raise money, then why not hold your own fundraiser? To get you started we have put together a blog on the link below full of amazing gold themed ideas! Don’t forget if you want help with ideas or fundraising then get in touch and our team will be on hand to give you all the support you need!
Children’s Cancer Awareness month is all about raising awareness of children’s cancer. But how can you help?
It’s easy – throughout the month there will be hundreds of stories about children’s battle with cancer. If you can share just one story it will help to raise awareness to more people. Follow #CCAM throughout the month to get involved.
If social media isn’t your thing – you can help to raise awareness through word of mouth. Striking up a conversation around a coffee break for example is a great way to spread the word. You could also organise an awareness event or even put up posters around your local community. To find out more about children’s cancer and how to raise awareness visit the link below:
If you have a story to share about children’s cancer and want to help raise awareness, why not share your story with us?
Sharing your story allows people to understand the issues surrounding children’s cancer and the late effects of treatments from those it has affected.
To share your story you can engage with us on social media – or get in touch on our contact us page.
This September we are working with The End of Treatment Bells to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer.
Sadly 25% of the children diagnosed with cancer will not get to ring the End of Treatment Bell.
Of those who do survive, 60% will suffer life long side effects because of the harsh treatments used to defeat their cancer.
We believe this isn’t good enough, so we have partnered to work to a world where every child diagnosed has the chance to ring the End of Treatment Bell, safe in the knowledge that they can go on to live healthy lives without suffering the side effects of many current cancer treatments.
I’m grateful to be alive, I know chemotherapy saved my life back then, but it’s also ruining it right now. I was diagnosed 12 years ago and now I’m in a wheelchair and on 14 tablets a day. It’s very scary not knowing what the future holds
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