CHILD 4 CHILD
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families. The day is celebrated around the world each year on February 15th and promotes increased appreciation and a deeper understanding of issues and challenges relevant to childhood cancer. It also spotlights the need for more equitable and better access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere.
What is the message we’d like to pass on 15th February? Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children above the age of one year in the European Union. Every day, there are almost 700 new cases of childhood cancer around the world. We aim to increase awareness about Childhood Cancer in general and give the Gold Ribbon its well-deserved visibility.
Unfortunately, the 5-year survival rate for children in eastern European countries is 10% – 20% less compared to Central and Western Europe. The chance for a cure, the chance to live, should not be an accident of geography. Children’s rights cannot be fulfilled and protected unless preventing and treating cancers is included as a priority within national cancer control programs.
Make your voices heard on International Childhood Cancer Day and demand from world leaders to ACT and HELP SAVE ALL CHILDREN regardless of where they live!