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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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:

  • Light up gold. Light up your house/building “gold” (yellow) in support of childhood cancer awareness month – this is a global initiative which will also see Adelaide landmarks “light up gold” in support.
  • Make a one-off tax-deductible donation.
  • Donate a percentage of sales/services to the Childhood Cancer Association during September. Run a special marketing campaign.
  • Write an article about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in your company newsletter. We can help you write this.
  • Be a digital ambassador and share social media posts about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness. Download the digital assets.
  • Organise a community fundraising activity in September.
  • Visit our stand at the Royal Adelaide Show in the Jubilee Pavilion. We will be asking for donations, selling merchandise and inviting kids to take part in a colouring-in competition.
  • Host a donation tin to raise funds.
  • Share your story.  How has the Childhood Cancer Association supported your family?
  • Become a Childhood Champion. A regular, monthly donation means you can make a big difference in the long-term.
  • Join our City-Bay Fun Run team on Sunday, 15 September to help raise funds through your workplace, or with friends and family. There are great incentives to fundraise for Childhood Cancer.
  • Your school can join Adelaide United and support kids with cancer by hosting a fundraising event in 2019 and have the chance to win some awesome prizes and money can't buy experiences thanks to AUFC.

Have something else in mind?  We invite you to contact us and we'll help turn your idea in to action!

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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:

Bianca Borrett
Marketing & Communications Manager
Childhood Cancer Association
Ph: 0421 355 252

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