Each September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Childhood Cancer Association would love you to show your support or get your business involved. There are many ways you could help, such as: lighting up your house/building “gold” (yellow) in support of childhood cancer awareness month – this is a global initiative which will also see Adelaide landmarks “light up gold” in support; make a one-off tax-deductible donation; donate a percentage of sales/services to the Childhood Cancer Association during September, run a special marketing campaign; send an article about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in your company newsletter; share social media posts about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; organise a community fundraising activity in September; host a donation tin to raise funds; share how the Childhood Cancer Association has supported your family; join our City-Bay Fun Run team on Sunday, 16 September – as an individual or a corporate team.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was first proclaimed by former US President Obama in 2010. Since then it has become a global initiative, raising awareness for childhood cancer.
The Gold Ribbon is the International Awareness Symbol of Childhood Cancer, with gold being the international colour of childhood cancer awareness.
Each year, more than 950 children and adolescents in Australia – and 163,0000 children worldwide – are diagnosed with cancer.
One third of childhood cancers are diagnosed in children aged 0-4 years.
Every week, nearly three children and adolescents in Australia – and 1,500 children worldwide – die from cancer.
Locally, in South Australia, the Childhood Cancer Association receives an average of 60 referrals each year, for children newly diagnosed with cancer. In addition to this an average of 10 children relapse and 8 children pass away from cancer every year.
At present, the Childhood Cancer Association supports more than 400 families affected by childhood cancer.