September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, is a time to honor and remember children and families affected by this devastating disease and help rally support to give children with cancer better outcomes by supporting their medical needs and education.
It is estimated that currently less than half of children with cancer in South Africa are diagnosed, and many of those who are diagnosed are in advanced stage of illness. One of the reasons for this is a lack of awareness and knowledge in parts of the health system regarding the early warning signs of childhood cancer. We’d like to invite you to join us this September, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of children battling this disease!
We have put a range of activities together for the entire month of September and we would like to encourage you to participate in driving this plan and create awareness around Childhood cancer by talking to friends and family about it. Tell them what you doing to support the cause, engage with them, encourage them to read up about the disease and educate themselves about it. Because if detected early, cancer can be beaten.
Our September awareness campaign includes LearnWrite CC Assisted Learning School, Rand Girls & Greenside High School where we are providing information to the teachers and learners on the early warning signs health foods, healthy habits, and the importance of support for these young patients and their families and to help raise funds to achieve our aims.
We will during this month explain to them the motivation for and essence of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; that it is a time to honor and remember children and families affected by this rare disease, and to help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting their medical needs and education.
Included in our engagement with these schools will be provided with videos and literature, as well as a unique set of posters presented to each school, as part of a 4-week plan to raise awareness.