September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Every September, we go gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
This month helps to highlight in effect that childhood cancer has on families, and in turn helps us to raise funds to that we can continue offering crucial support to those families.
We want you to get involved with your friends, families, neighbours and work colleagues to help us raise awareness and funds for children fighting cancer! Visit the Get Involved section of our website to see the many ways you can help!
Did you know...?
The chances of winning the lottery are 1 in 175,000,000.
The chances of having a child diagnosed with cancer are 1 in 285.
When cancer strikes, it turns the lives of the entire family upside down. We are here to provide practical, emotional and financial assistance in any way possible. We have a fantastic family support team who can provide emotional support by telephone, email or face-to-face, and also offer welfare advise to help with long-term financial stability. We also offer respite breaks and additional financial help in the form of care grants.
Click here to read more about our projects and how your funds are used to make a positive difference to the lives of children with cancer.
For us Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is September. For the families affected by childhood cancer it's January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December too.
Please keep helping us raise awareness and funds so that we can keep helping the families in need of our support.
Roxie-Beau's Cancer Journey
Roxie-Beau was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a cancerous tumour on the brain, in December 2015. She underwent surgery, and chemotherapy before being given the 'all-clear'. Then, one year later after her original diagnosis, a routine scan showed a re-growth of the same tumour, and Roxie-Beau had to being her fight all over again!
Did you know that childhood cancer costs families an extra £600 per month? For the last 20 months, Roxie's parents have been dividing their time between work and the hospital, which has reduced their income and had a huge impact financially. Click here to find out more about Roxie-Beau and how your support has helped her family.