Childhood cancer awareness

Around 300,000 children all around the globe are diagnosed with cancer each year. This adds up to a significant amount in every country per month.
The need for childhood cancer awareness is still high. Some of the cancer cases that could have been avoided are those that, if diagnosed earlier, would have had a different outcome. This is why a childhood cancer awareness campaign is ongoing worldwide.

Thanks to awareness and the advancements we see today, the average global survival rate of kids with cancer has increased from a mere 10 percent to a whopping 80-90 percent. That is why everyone must take part in helping out children that have been living with critical illnesses.

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What colors stand for childhood cancer awareness?

Although the various types of cancers have different colored ribbons one can wear to show their support, childhood cancer awareness uses a gold ribbon. A gold ribbon is a supreme symbol that shows your solidarity with the childhood cancer campaign.

The gold shows how strong and heroic every battle of the survivor is. This teaches a strong and definitive mindset. A positive mindset can help have a great impact on the families and lives of those children that have been diagnosed with a critical illness.

How can you participate in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with Make-A-Wish International?


There are many ways you can participate in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Any act of kindness will be much appreciated by children who are living with cancer and their families.

For example, you can start by wearing a gold ribbon all year round but specifically in the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. You can also participate by holding fundraisers and collecting donations on behalf of the campaign or spreading awareness through educational forums.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer, you may consider donating to Make-A-Wish. Each wish journey comes to life with the help of countless volunteers, local businesses and corporate partners all around the world. By donating to Make-A-Wish, you can make a great impact in the child’s life. A wish journey has the power to regain the strength of these children, whose childhood is not what it used to be. Research has shown that the wish journey can have a positive impact on the healing process. Your donation has the power to give critically ill children new hope, confidence, and strength.


When is childhood cancer awareness month?

Every year in September the world and Make-A-Wish celebrate childhood cancer awareness month. This month is specifically highlighted to publicize the growing number of cancer cases in children.


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