It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and highlights the impact cancer has on children and their families.


One in every 500 children under the age of 14 is diagnosed with a form of cancer. In the UK it is the most common cause of death in children with 250 losing their lives to forms of cancer every year.

Childhood cancers make up less than one per cent of cancers in the UK, but are normally rare. Just three per cent of cancer research in the UK focusses on childhood cancer and more needs to be done to increase survival rates.

How to help

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is spreading awareness on how you can help.

A gold ribbon is worn to show support for people with childhood cancer and their families. Wear the ribbon throughout September to spread awareness, order your gold ribbon here to help fund research.

Set up a fundraiser and donate what you raise to a charity like Children with Caner, Cancer Research UK or the Children’s Caner and Leukaemia Group. Get inspired with fundraiser ideas here.

Spread the word on social media using #WearTheRibbon #GoGold #CCAM and #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth.


If childhood cancer is impacting you or someone you know there is support available.

Children with Cancer

Children’s Caner and Leukaemia Group

Cancer Research UK 

Macmillan Cancer Support 

Clic Sargent 

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