This year for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we’ll be celebrating the positive impact of research in childhood and young person’s cancer by asking families to share their ‘Golden Moments’ from their child’s cancer journey. These moments are memories that will never be lost and show that even in difficult circumstances hope is a force for good. Please continue to send us your inspiring stories. If you’d like to help us to spread awareness, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your story along with a photo or drawing of the moment. If it is too hard to pick just one ‘Golden Moment’, we’d be delighted to receive them all! Please, help us to fight the injustice of cancer in children this September.
We’ll be sharing the Golden Moments that have been sent to us throughout September and posting them on our dedicated page. You can also share your moment on your social profiles and use the #OurGoldenMoments hashtag.
With so many wonderful golden moments being shared with us, below are just a small selection, however, you can see all of #OurGoldenMoments here.
One that sticks in my head is when she was first able to move about again and play after her open surgery. It was awful to see her so poorly after her operation to remove her right kidney so this moment was so precious to us.
It was what we all needed after the year we had. So off we went to Greece for a 7 day all inclusive holiday. We had such an amazing time and came back feeling ready to take on the world. It was a holiday I would never forget, Seeing Ethan’s smiles and laughter and him enjoying life again was priceless.
My daughter Sophie, graduated from preschool. She starts school in September. This was an incredible golden moment after a year and a half of chemotherapy treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. We are so proud of her!
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Every September we help raise awareness of childhood cancer in a number of ways and this year is no different.
We’ll be hosting our International Science Conference ‘Childhood Cancer 2017’ in Newcastle on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th September. The Conference will bring together some of the leading paediatric cancer research scientists from across the world to discuss advances in Precision Medicine and how it can be used to treat children and young people with cancer.
Throughout September we’ll be sharing a number of new videos and podcasts about current cancer treatments and new advances in the field and the impact of this on the treatment of childhood cancer.
We’ll be selling some specially designed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month products in our shop throughout September to help raise funds for vital research into better cures and treatments for childhood cancer.
To fund real breakthroughs, we aim to match extraordinary children with extraordinary researchers in order to benefit as many children as possible. Of course, these projects can be very complicated! To help explain a couple of these, we asked some amazing children to translate our life-saving research to help others to understand!
Childhood cancer survivor Louis and his twin sister Grace help explain Dr Zoë’s research project we’re funding on rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of sarcoma cancer.
Sam and Ross help to explain Dr Kathleen Birley’s research into immunotherapy, which is becoming an increasingly important tool in the treatment of cancer.
Ellie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in October 2015. Her mum, Kate recently completed the London to Paris bike ride in aid of Children with Cancer UK. In this very powerful visual podcast, Ellie and Kate talk about Ellie’s childhood cancer journey for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month through a number of photos.
As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we asked some amazing people to share their personal story of childhood cancer:
Dr Darren Hargrave discusses precision medicine and the impact it could have on the treatment of childhood cancer.
Elliott has faced cancer three times and is still only 19. Elliott talks about how he copes with treatment and his positive relationship with those in charge of his care.
Charlotte talks about how cancer affected her when she was 13 and how she kept a very positive attitude. Charlotte has since gone on to run the London Marathon for us.
Charlotte’s mum Pam talks about the impact a childhood cancer diagnosis can have on a parent and how the family coped.
Professor David Walker talks about how childhood cancer is different to adult cancers and why it’s so important to fund research into childhood cancer.
Last year we did a number of things to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the research going into it.
Some of the activity included:
Help us celebrate the bravery of children fighting cancer today with our Golden Moments appeal.
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