International Childhood Cancer Day

On February 15th

International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.

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Together, on ICCD, we raise our voices and envision the day when there are No More Borders for all children with cancer regardless of where they live in the world.

ACT NOW!

Each Year

Each year, more than 300,000 children ages birth to 19 years are diagnosed with cancer around the world. Approximately 8 in 10 of these children live in low and middle-income countries where their survival rate is often near 20%.

The Target Goal of the WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative is to eliminate all pain and suffering of children fighting cancer and achieve at least 60% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer around the world by 2030.

This represents an approximate doubling of the current cure rate and will save an additional one million children’s lives over the next decade.

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International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness and promote an increased appreciation and deeper understanding of the challenges faced by children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. ICCD spotlights the need for more equitable access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere.

The UN Rights of the Child states:

Children have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health.

What is CCI?

Childhood Cancer International (CCI) is the largest organization of its kind representing families of children with cancer. CCI wants to see a world where the issues faced by children with cancer and their families, both in the short and long-term, are understood by families, healthcare professionals and the wider community to ensure that children receive the best possible care wherever they are in the world at the time of diagnosis and beyond.

CCI’s vision is to advance cure, transform care and instil hope for children and families who are affected by childhood cancer regardless where they live in the world. Ruth Hoffman, CEO of the American Childhood Cancer Organization is the president of the CCI Board of Trustees.
www.childhoodcancerinternational.org

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A child dies of cancer. Think about it!

On International Childhood Cancer Day, we stand united to make childhood cancer a national and global child health priority in support of the WHO Global Childhood Cancer Target Goals.

One Unified Message – Our Ultimate Goal:

Better access to care for children & adolescents with cancer everywhere!

Join Our
Social Media Movement:

#NoMoreBorders

#AdvanceCures4cancerkids

#TransformCare4cancerkids

#InstillHope4cancerkids

More Information:

Ruth Hoffman, MPH
CCI President
PO Box 806
1000AV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 239 51 41

iccdactnow@gmail.com

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