Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

A mother’s plea for childhood cancer awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and no one knows more about the importance of raising awareness for the gruelling disease than the families who have been personally affected by it.

Kerrin Hampson is a mother that knows the struggles of childhood cancer all too well, with her son Marley being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just 15 months old. Because of her family’s experience, Kerrin is now an ambassador for the Foundation and is passionate about raising awareness for the disease and the need to find better treatments.

“Raising awareness is like stacking dominoes and knocking them down. Each one hitting the next, hopefully gaining momentum,” said Kerrin. “I had lived an entire life without knowing a child who had cancer…and then Marley. I had zero awareness.”READ MORE

How you can raise awareness for childhood cancer this September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shine a spotlight on the gruelling disease and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

More children die from cancer than any other disease in Australia. As we receive no government funding, we rely on the community to help us continue funding the scientific research that will help so many Australian families. Here are just some of the ways you can get involved and help us raise awareness for childhood cancer research this September…

 

Buy a gold ribbon or sunflower seeds

With gold being the international colour of childhood cancer awareness, you can help show your support by going gold! You can purchase a gold ribbon or sunflower seeds from our office at 3/100 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008.

A gold ribbon can be purchased with a gold coin donation or you can grab a packet of sunflower seeds, which includes a gold ribbon, for just $5.

 

Sell our merchandise

A great way to support childhood cancer research is by selling gold ribbons, sunflower seeds or other merchandise from CLCRF at your school, office or community group. If you want to learn more about what merchandise we have on offer or, if you would like us to post some out to you, send us an email today!

 

Include Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in your work newsletter

If your workplace sends out regular newsletters, we would love it if you considered including an article about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September. We are more than happy to help write this for you! Simply send us an email.

 

Share posts Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on your social media

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, where we will be sharing relevant information about childhood cancer all throughout September and beyond. You can help us get the message out by sharing our posts to your friends and family.

We have also created some Facebook Profile Picture Frames you can use to help us spread the word!

 

Create your own fundraising event

If it is safe to do so where you live, why don’t you host your own fundraising event this September? Some potential fundraising ideas include a morning tea at your workplace, a quiz night, sausage sizzle or a high tea. Please contact us with your fundraising ideas so we can help you in any way we can! Simply send us an email or call our office on (08) 9363 7400.

 

Share your story about childhood cancer!

Sharing your own story about your experience with childhood cancer is a powerful way to raise awareness. Your story can help in many ways. Not only will it help educate people not affected by childhood cancer, it will also help other families know that they are not alone.

If you decided to share your story on social media, we would love to hear it! Make sure you tag our Facebook page or use the #CLCRF hashtag.

We hope you will consider helping us raise awareness for childhood cancer research during the month of September. Your support is so vital for us to continue our important work, to ensure more children can go on to live the lives they deserve.

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