Get Involved With Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM). A time to acknowledge the thousands of children and their families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, raise awareness and funds and advocacy for childhood cancer. The world turns Gold every September because Gold is the color for Childhood Cancer. Gold because our children are precious and priceless.
Objectives of CCAM:
Creating Awareness about reducing Childhood Cancer.
Advocate to policy makers that childhood cancer should be a child and healthy priority in India
Raising the fund to support the children and their families.
Honour the bravery and courage of Children with Cancer and their families
This September, our team of childhood cancer survivors from across India will request the Health Minister to make Childhood Cancer a Child and Health Priority. We want a National Childhood Cancer plan and policy. India does not have one – yet more than 25% of the world’s childhood cancer is in India. In the War we all must fight against Cancer – at 90% survivals – childhood cancer is the low hanging fruit!
We are collecting 3 lakh pledges to make a strong case. We have the WHO, Treating Hospitals and leading Doctors, State Governments, Parents, Patients and survivors as well as other stakeholders of the childhood cancer community in India and International, already at the table.
Have Fun or Have A Serious Debate or Hold A Masterclass - Host a #WhoIsAtTheTable Fundraiser-
Organize a cooking class, a Round Table discussion /Knowledge sharing issue you care about or Fun-filled #who is at the table event. This event could be on a zoom platform, google meet or in your community. It is a great way to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. Best part is you can #whoisatthetable however you want! Here are few suggestions to get you started….
What’s at your table-Cooking Competition. You can do a cooking competition among your group.
Night suit at work competition. Take your selfie during work from home in Night Suit and create a competition among your friends or office group.
Dance off - Select one song and they can do some innovative dance and show Dancing talents their talents
Cushion Party- Purchase Kekadu cushions from us and gift your friends.
What’s your issue- Do the discussion on zoom or in your community over a issue that is really meaningful in your life. (e.g rights of the underprivileged, global warming, civic sense etc)
The proceeds from your event will be used for Covid-19 Kits, Nutrition Supplements and Tablets for Children with Cancer
-Celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at your Hospital, Unit or NGO-