September is childhood cancer awareness month. This is a time when organisations, care givers, medics and so many others come together both locally and internationally to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
Latest statistics in the UK have shown that 1 child in every 450 will sadly develop cancer before their 15th birthday. This is why it is so vital that we continue to fight for these children.
This September, the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is delighted to say that the Arena in Worcestershire will be lighting up gold throughout the month of September to help us raise awareness.
Tom Bennett of the University of Worcester Arena said:
“The University Of Worcester Arena are proud to support and raise awareness of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Worcestershire. Childhood cancer effects so many children and their families each year, we need to do as much as we can to raise awareness of childhood cancer and that help and support is available for those affected.”
Dr Jennifer Kelly, Director of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust said:
“We are so grateful to all those including the wonderful Worcester Arena that are helping us to raise awareness and who continue to fundraise for us. Our local supporters really are amazing and it is down to them that the charity is continuing to be able to continue in the fight against the biggest medical cause of death of children in the UK, childhood cancer. It is so important to know the signs to look for, so please make sure you take a look at our awareness card image that has already reached 2 million people since we first began.”
Do you know the signs of childhood cancer?
Knowing the signs of childhood cancer could help save the life of a child you know. By diagnosing cancer at an earlier stage, it can help give children the very best chance of survival. A current study showed that more than 6 out of 10 people did not know the signs to look for. Do you?
Could you join us?
If you would like to join the Arena in raising awareness by lighting up gold or by raising awareness or fundraising in any other way, please Contact us for details.
Honouring those fighting cancer
If you know of someone fighting cancer or who has been affected by cancer or you would like to honour all children affected by cancer, you can help to support our work by dedicating a ribbon to them. You can buy and dedicate a ribbon here or you can help support our work by sending a donation.