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International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 15 February to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer.
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.
Fundraising for Children with Cancer
Help us raise funds and awareness about childhood cancer with our brand new WCCD Bracelet; consisting of gold wooden beads, white marble beads and a Diamanté Cross charm. All proceeds are donated towards the ongoing medical care, treatment, therapies and emergency surgeries of all our AOM children living with cancer. ~ Charm A Child ~ Together we change their world, one bracelet at a time!