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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 CCAM Facebook FrameEvery day at least 12 children and young people get the news they have cancer.

Each September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month helps highlight the impact of cancer on young people and their family. This, in turn, helps us to protect more children, improve the lives of young cancer patients and bring hope to them and their families through our groundbreaking research.

This year we have a number of exciting ways for you to take part in the campaign including our Golden Moments campaign, our social media frames, our new podcasts and some special Childhood Cancer Awareness Month products you can buy. We’ll also be hosting our International Science Conference that focuses on Precision Medicine.



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 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.

Ella's Golden Moment

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.

Ethan who has Spindle Cell Sarcoma Cancer

Ethan's Golden Moment

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.

Sophie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Sophie's Golden Moment

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!

Support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with our Facebook Frame

Facebook frame For Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthTo show your support and spread awareness of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Children with Cancer UK, you can use one of our custom made social media profile frames throughout September. Help us inspire the world to contribute to a better future for our children!

To add our frame to your profile picture:

  • Go to the profile picture frame feature (you must be logged into Facebook)
  • Search for Children with Cancer UK
  • Click Use as Profile Picture to save

Add A Frame To Your Profile Picture

Childhood Cancer Awareness 2017 Activities

Every September we  help raise awareness of childhood cancer in a number of ways and this year is no different.

Childhood Cancer 2017 Conference

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.

Videos and PodcastsChildhood Cancer Awareness Month Pencil Set

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.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Products

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.


Little Translators explain our cancer research

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!

Louis and Grace explain research we're funding into rhabdomyosarcoma

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 explain Immunotherapy Research

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's Story

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.

Hero patients and doctors share their cancer stories and research

As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we asked some amazing people to share their personal story of childhood cancer:

Darren Hargrave on Precision Medicine In Childhood Cancer

Dr Hargrave speaks about precision medicine

Dr Darren Hargrave discusses precision medicine and the impact it could have on the treatment of childhood cancer.


Elliott speaks about his cancer journey

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 showing her London Marathon medal

Charlotte talks about how she coped

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.

Pam, Charlotte's mum

Pam talks from a mother's perspective

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

Professor Walker talks about treatment

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.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2016

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:

  • A scientific conference around the development of our new research strategy which was attended by a broad mix of scientists and clinicians from around the world
  • One Aldwych hotel’s Executive Chef, Dominic Teague, brought together four Michelin starred chefs in aid of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and held a dinner where all proceeds came directly to us. One Aldwych has been supporting us since 2012 and has raised over £60,000 to date
  • Jet filling stations supported us by helping to raise awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with our logo adorned on one of their petrol tankers and selling ribbons in 38 of their petrol stations.

Please email us to find out how you can take part in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2018.

Golden Moments Appeal

Our Golden Moments Appeal

Help us celebrate the bravery of children fighting cancer today with our Golden Moments appeal.

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