September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
In South Africa, an average of 800 to 1000 children are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancers share general symptoms with other illnesses; knowing the warning signs can be vital in early detection and treatment.
According to a 2014 report by the American Cancer Society, it is now estimated that one in 408 children worldwide will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 15. It is estimated that currently less than half of children with cancer in South Africa are diagnosed, and many of those who are diagnosed are in advanced stage of illness. One of the reasons for this is a lack of awareness and knowledge in parts of the health system regarding the early warning signs of childhood cancer. – www.gov.za
It is important to know that cancer in children tend to be different from cancers in adults. The majority of them occur in the developing cells like blood, bone marrow, the kidneys and tissues of the nervous system. The CANSA Childhood Cancer Awareness Programme aims to educate the public on the early warning signs. In South Africa, the St Siluan Warning Signs for Childhood Cancer are used.
Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never ever giving up HOPE
Help us to raise awareness about childhood cancer – knowledge is power! Awareness Bracelets creates an opportunity to start a conversation, and share information about a particular cause or disease, and may help with future research, treatments etc.
Children are a gift from God and Arms of Mercy’s passion. 🎗️ Become a part of something truly beautiful and worthy by ordering and proudly wearing your childhood cancer awareness bracelet this September!
Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelet
The Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelet cost only R40; consisting of gold and silver wooden beads with crystals – and a Diamanté Awareness Ribbon charm. Also available as a plain bracelet (no charm). To place and order please contact the agent in your area or shop online. All proceeds are donated towards the ongoing medical care and expenses, treatments and emergency surgeries of our children who are battling cancer.