This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’re asking people across the UK to get involved in our #GoldFor campaign by telling us who they are wearing their Gold Ribbon for.
Simply upload an image, the name of the person and the reason you wear gold for them and we will take care of the rest.
Who are you
wearing gold for?
1 in 500 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 14. Although advances in treatments have improved survival rates, the treatments used are harsh and are often designed for adults. Because of this, 60% of those who survive childhood cancer, will suffer from late-effects of the treatment used to save their lives. These effects can include mobility issues, organ problems, psychological and developmental issues and in some cases infertility.
With your support we can change this.
Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is dedicated to finding safe new treatments for children diagnosed with cancer, so that they can survive and thrive throughout adulthood, without suffering life-long, life-limiting side effects.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month helps us to raise awareness of these issues, as well as the vital funds needed to continue our work.
Show your support this September by donating to Kidscan. It costs just £10 to fund an hour of vital research and every donation takes us one step closer to a world where every child diagnosed can survive and thrive throughout adulthood.
When Evan was four years old it was discovered that he had a brain tumour and was diagnosed with medullablastoma. Two years on and Evan is now cancer free.#GOLDFOR
Stuart is wearing gold for his granddaughter Evelyn who’s fighting neuroblastoma.#GOLDFOR
We're wearing gold for our son Tommy T. At 18 months he was diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He had a bone marrow transplant donated by his sister who was 3 at the time and we just celebrated him being 5 years clear in July.#GOLDFOR
Ellie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2016, at the age of 4. Her treatment lasted for over 2 years and she finally completed treatment last Christmas.#GOLDFOR
2 days before her 6th Birthday, Isla proudly rang the end of treatment bell after being diagnosed with Wilms Tumor, a type of Kidney Cancer, earlier this year.#GOLDFOR
At the age of 11 Charlotte was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.#GOLDFOR
A decade after fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, i consider myself to be a survivor and live with a the long term effects as a direct result of having chemotherapy.#GOLDFOR
Fundraising to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month can be great fun! You can challenge yourself to something new, bring people together and above all raise money and awareness of childhood cancer!
Whether you are fundraising at home, school or at work, there are hundreds of gold themed fundraisers you can take part in! And if you can’t decide on the one for you – you can get in touch and we’ll match you with the perfect fundraiser.
So what are you waiting for? Download your fundraising pack today!