Is there a childhood cancer awareness Month?

Is there a childhood cancer awareness Month?

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and is symbolised by a gold ribbon, worn to commemorate the event. This is an annual international awareness month to raise support, funding and awareness of childhood cancers and the impact for sufferers and families!

Why is gold used for childhood cancer?

The color gold symbolizes how precious children are and the resiliency of childhood cancer heroes. Unlike other awareness ribbons that symbolize one specific disease, the childhood cancer ribbon stands for dozens of diseases.

What is the National childhood cancer awareness Day for 2021 *?

Every February 15, the global childhood cancer community celebrates International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), in a collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.

What is the National childhood cancer awareness Day for 2021?

HELP Children With Cancer Join schools and students across the country and GO GOLD on Friday, September 24th, 2021 for the 11th Annual National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day.

What does the orange ribbon mean for cancer?

Orange represents kidney cancer and leukemia. Green stands for liver cancer, lymphoma, and gall bladder cancer. Variations of purple signify pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, leiomyosarcoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, stomach cancer, and esophageal cancer.

Why is September childhood cancer awareness?

When is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? In 2012, President Obama proclaimed September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14.

Why is the White House lit up gold?

Last night, the White House was lit up gold for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.