Watch Thomas’s Story
Watch this 5 minute film where Chris Hartley talks through his family’s journey after his son’s diagnosis of a brain tumour and the support he received from the Childhood Cancer Association.
Friday 1 - Saturday 30 Sept, 2023
Each September is global Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we’d love you to get involved by getting your family and friends or businesses and schools to help.
Here are the TOP FIVE ways you can help:
You can also become a digital ambassador and share social media posts about childhood cancer and the work that we do to increase awareness.
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
Source: Children's Cancer Institute 2023
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