Go GOLD for September ~ International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ~


Childhood Cancer – two words that should never appear in the same sentence, let alone linked!!

Unfortunately, Childhood Cancer is a reality for far too many families across the globe, and incidences are increasing…

The term “childhood cancer” is most commonly used to designate cancer that arises in children before the age of 18 years. Childhood cancers are rare, representing between 0.5% and 4.6%* of all cancers. The overall incidence rates of childhood cancer vary between 50 and 200 per million* children across the world.

Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer – Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes.

Worldwide, 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Generally, more children die of Childhood Cancer than from any other disease – more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.

Children with cancer aren’t little adults fighting adult cancers. They require unique treatment and research.

LFCT September Calendar

September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Little Fighters Cancer Trust will be busy with various projects throughout September to raise Awareness:

  • Turning Paarl GOLD with Awareness Ribbons
  • A stall at the Rembrandt Mall in Paarl on Saturday 15 September, 2018
  • Spreading Awareness in schools and crèches
  • Spreading Awareness via Social and other Media
  • A table at the Show jumping Show @ Alba Equestrian Centre, Durbanville on 23 September, 2018
  • A Concert for Childhood Cancer in Oakdale, Belville on 29 September, 2018
  • And much more…

LFCT has also been very busy spreading Childhood Cancer Awareness in the places where it is most relevant, and to this end has supplied the following places with Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer posters:

PAARL

Schools

Paarl Boys Primary School
Gimnasium Primary School
North End Primary School
Courtrai Primary School
WA Joubert
Paarl Girls High School
Heritage House Private School

The above schools also have Gold Ribbon packs (Gold Child Cancer Awareness Ribbons and Early Warning Signs card) for sale @ R10 each, so please support and Go GOLD!!!

Creches

Cheeky Monkeys
Busy Monkeys
Devine Street
Intelli Kids
KarelKraai
Bambino
Tjokkerland
Laggiesland
Bubble Buddies
Little Footprints

WELLINGTON

The Pharmacy
House Andrew Murray
2 x Creches

FRANSCHOEK

Hospice

Early Warning Signs posters have also been handed out at 85 underprivileged creches in and around Paarl in conjunction with Valcare.

Watch this blog,n our Facebook Page and Twitter for more info around Child Cancer Awareness and what else LFCT is doing throughout the month of September, and remember to GO GOLD in September.

You can also add this Twibbon to your Facebook Profile pic by going to our Go GOLD for Childhood Cancer Twibbon Page

 

 

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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