Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Children with Cancer UK and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This month I am supporting Children with Cancer UK and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This campaign raises awareness of childhood cancer, the impact that a diagnosis can have and how essential work, research and support can help children and their families.

Every year 2,400 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. That's around six every day. However, more than three quarters of young cancer patients can be successfully treated, but every year in the UK, around 400 children and teenagers lose their lives to cancer. Tragically, cancer is the most common cause of death in children aged one to 14 years. Children with Cancer UK is at the forefront of encouraging research, raising awareness and helping families to cope with this horrible disease.

That's why it's so important that I am supporting Children with Cancer UK and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Please follow Children with Cancer UK @CwC_UK and the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #CCAM. I will be wearing my gold ribbon and supporting this important and paramount cause.