Every day at least 12 children and young people get the news they have cancer. Each September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month helps to highlight the impact of cancer on young people and their family. This, in turn, helps us to protect more children, improve the lives of young cancer patients and bring hope to them and their families through our groundbreaking research. This year we have a number of exciting ways for you to take part in the campaign; read below to find out how you can get involved!
Wearing a Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ribbon not only symbolises your support for those affected by cancer, it also helps to drive meaningful change.
Only 3% of cancer research funding focuses on childhood cancer. The treatments and care children need can differ from adults. This makes childhood cancer research vital to improving survival rates. With the help of our supporters we currently fund over 60 research projects, however, more funding is needed to drive breakthroughs and help keep families together.
For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2018, we’ll be finding out what motivates all of the amazing people that support those affected by childhood cancer with our #WearTheRibbon campaign. Why do you want to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2018? Who would you wear the ribbon for? Is it a child or family affected by childhood cancer? Or maybe the staff that help care for these amazing children?
Send us your reasons for wearing the ribbon, or discover some of the reasons of supporters on our #WearTheRibbon page.