Sunday, 01 September, 2019
Each September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we’d love you to 'Go Gold and Give' by getting your family, friends or business involved. There are many ways you can help, such as:
Have something else in mind? We invite you to contact us and we'll help turn your idea in to action!
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was first proclaimed by former US President Obama in 2010. Since then it has become a global initiative, raising awareness for childhood cancer.
The Gold Ribbon is the International Awareness Symbol of Childhood Cancer, with gold being the international colour of childhood cancer awareness.
Childhood Cancer Statistics
Each year, more than 950 children and adolescents in Australia - and 163,000 children worldwide - are diagnosed with cancer.
One third of childhood cancers are diagnosed in children aged 0-4 years.
Every week, nearly three children and adolescents in Australia - and 1,500 children worldwide - die from cancer.
Source: Children's Cancer Institute 2017
Locally, in South Australia, the Childhood Cancer Association receives an average of 55 referrals each year, for children newly diagnosed with cancer. In addition to this an average of 10 children relapse and 11 children pass away from cancer every year.
At present, the Childhood Cancer Association supports more than 400 families affected by childhood cancer.
Media enquiries to:
Marketing & Communications Manager
Childhood Cancer Association
Ph: 0421 355 252