As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group (CCLG) is asking people across the UK to get involved in its Be Bold, Go Gold campaign.
Cancer in children and young people…
- In the UK, 1 in every 500 children under 15 develops a cancer
- Around1,600 children (up to the age of 15) in the UK are diagnosed with cancer each year.
- In the UK, around 2,200 teenagers and young adults (15-24 years old) are diagnosed with cancer every year.
Be Bold, Go Gold…
Gold is the international colour of childhood cancer awareness, with many supporters choosing to wear a gold ribbon throughout September. Holding a Be Bold. Go Gold. event is a simple way of getting involved and making a difference. For example you could hold a dress-down day at work or non-uniform day at school in exchange for donations.
For more information about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month visit www.cclg.org.uk