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Coronavirus & Kidscan

Coronavirus
& Kidscan

Wether you are a volunteer, present supporter or looking to get involved, Coronavirus is affecting us all. Find out more about how Kidscan is responding.

Our Response

1 in 500 children will be diagnosed with cancer. Although advances in treatments have improved survival rates, the treatments used are harsh and can cause damage to the healthy cells in children's growing bodies. This damage means that 60% of childhood cancer survivors will suffer late effects from the treatments used to save their lives.

These late effects mean childhood cancer survivors can be susceptible to viruses and infections such as coronavirus, so it is now more important than ever to find safe new treatments, so that childhood cancer survivors and their families can live long, healthy lives without worrying.

As coronavirus moves across the UK, our main priority is supporting our staff, volunteers and supporters, our statement from the chair and our advice to supporters below covers everything we are currently doing.

At the same time we expect that coronavirus will change the way we raise vital funds, so we have also put together some fundraising ideas that you can do at home, to help us keep our research going. You can also choose to donate online today, just £10 will fund 1 hour of research. Together we will beat childhood cancer.

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Find out more

We have brought together advice for all of our present supporters and volunteers below, as well as some ideas for future fundraisers. If you can't find what you're looking for then please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Kidscan Team.

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