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
Children are a gift from God and Arms of Mercy’s passion, and that’s why we are painting South Africa absolutely GOLD this September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 🎗️ Become a part of something truly beautiful and worthy by ordering and proudly wearing your GOLD BRACELET.
Going Gold Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelet
Help us to raise awareness about childhood cancer with our brand new bracelet made specifically for this purpose, and to help us raise funds for all the precious AOM children with cancer who need financial assistance to be able to continue treatments, therapies and surgeries. The Going Gold Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelet cost only R35; consisting of golden wooden beads with crystals – and a Diamanté Awareness Ribbon charm. To place and order please contact the agent in your area or shop online.
“Cancer might have started the fight, but together we can finish it”
Changing the World for Children Living with Cancer – BackaBuddy Crowdfunding Campaign
We need your help to bring about change. Your support will go a long way to assist the children and their families and give them a shimmer of hope – together we can change their world! Please support our Changing the World for Children Living with Cancer – BackaBuddy Crowdfunding Campaign with a donation, any and all donations welcome.
“Each of us are angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”