TODAY is International Childhood Cancer Day – a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.
ICCD promotes increased appreciation and deeper understanding of issues and challenges impacting childhood cancer and the survivors. It also spotlights the need for more equitable and better access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere.
Of the estimated 300,000 children who will get cancer every year, 80% live in low- middle income countries and have as little as 10-30% chance of cure (low and middle income respectively), compared to 80% or more in high income countries. Cancer in children is increasing in incidence as communicable disease deaths are reducing worldwide. Learn more at worldchildcancer.org.
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.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Bracelets – Fundraising for a Cause
Knowledge is power! Wearing an “Awareness Bracelet” creates an opportunity to start a conversation and to share information about a particular cause or disease, like cancer. Raising awareness may also lead to more ACTION like research to find a cure! Choose from our collection of Awareness Bracelets to wear in memory of a loved one lost, or as a gift to spoil yourself or someone close to your heart. All proceeds are donated towards the ongoing medical care and expenses, treatments and emergency surgeries of children with cancer, rare diseases, and special needs.
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Gidion du Toit
Nicole van Rooyen
Tiana van Blerk
Owen Jansen van Vuuren