Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we asked Dr Beth's daughter, Romy, to explain some of her mum's research on leukaemia that we are funding.

Please share this with colleagues and friends to help raise awareness this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Read more: Dr Beth's research on leukaemia

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day at least 10 children and young people get the news they have cancer.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month allows us to highlight the impact of cancer on children, young people and their families.

Throughout this month we'll show you how the life-saving work that you help us to fund helps young cancer patients and their families. On this page we'll feature what we're doing and what you're doing to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Charlotte with mum PamA Parent's perspective

Pam's podcast

Charlotte's mum Pam talks about the the impact of childhood cancer from a mum's perspective.

Click below to listen to Pam's podcast:

Professor David WalkerA childhood cancer expert's perspective

"Childhood cancer is not that rare. It’s actually quite common. It’s as common as diabetes, cerebral palsy and meningitis, so it’s not a rare disease. There are many different types of cancer so each one of them is quite rare, but overall it is quite common. That's one of the reasons Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is important."
Professor David Walker

Click below to listen to David Walker's podcast:

Professor David Walker is one of the UK’s leading experts in childhood cancer and is a member of our Scientific Advisory Panel.

Amy's TV appeal

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month donate bannerEvery day more than 10 children and young people like Amy get the news that they have cancer.

Every day we give children like Amy, and her family, hope and support for the future

As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we have launched a new national campaign to raise awareness and vital funding for our life-saving research.

Read more: Amy's TV appeal

How you can show your support

Gold ribbon for childhood cancer awareness month

Wear your gold ribbon to raise awareness

Wearing your gold ribbon during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month will help to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Thank you for ordering your ribbons from our online shop and for your donations.

If you haven't ordered your gold ribbon yet, please visit our online shop today. 

Order your gold ribbon

Raising awareness - raising funds

Five happy runners from our Children with Cancer running teamThroughout September hundreds of our amazing supporters will raise funds for us by taking part in challenge events.

Runners and trekkers from the Three Peaks Challenge, the Ben Nevis Trek and the Berlin Marathon will wear their gold ribbons with pride. Thanks teams!

Support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - donate today and help fund vital research into childhood cancers:

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Five ways you can help when a friend’s child is diagnosed with cancer

Yasmin and IsaacAdvice from Karen, mum to Yasmin, who was diagnosed with leukaemia.

"Finding out your child has cancer is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. Friends and family members wish to help but sometimes just don’t know what they could possibly do to make things better"

Yasmin was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of two, shortly after the birth of her little brother Isaac. Yasmin’s mum, Karen, wrote this blog post for us to share during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 

Read Karen's advice:

We need to talk about childhood cancer

Jaiveer was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in March 2014.Our Scientific Conference, Childhood Cancer 2016, took place on 5th - 7th September.

It was a key opportunity to engage with the childhood cancer research community, seeking their input into the development of our new research strategy.

The conference facilitated the sharing of information and knowledge with speakers from a broad mix of scientists and clinicians who joined us from the UK and overseas. There were also panel debates, supporting a multi-way dialogue.

Read more: We need to talk about childhood cancer

Children's videos and podcasts for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Amy's TV appeal for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jet supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jet petrol tanker with Children with Cancer UK logoJet filling stations are supporting Children with Cancer UK and helping to raise awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with this fantastic red petrol tanker.

It's kitted out with our colours and logo and the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ribbon. It can be seen around the South East.

They will also have 50 tankers across the UK adorned with our logo on the rear. Let us know on Twitter or Facebook if you spot any!

Jet are also supporting us by selling Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ribbons in 38 of their petrol stations across the UK. Do pick one up if you haven't already.

Still to come

Make sure to keep returning to this page. Throughout the month we'll share patient stories, podcasts and videos to highlight what it's like to have childhood cancer and the life-saving impact research has.

Share your Golden stories

Thank you for helping us raise awareness of childhood cancer. We'd love to hear if you're doing something special. Please share your stories and photos with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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