This coming Saturday, 15 February, is International Childhood Cancer Day – 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.
Together 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.
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.
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.
A CHILD DIES OF CANCER EVERY 3 MINUTES !!
On International Childhood Cancer Day, we stand united to make childhood cancer a national and global child health priority in support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Childhood Cancer Target Goals.
In developing countries, mortality due to childhood cancer is attributed to several interrelated factors such as:
- Lack of awareness and information on childhood cancer;
- Delayed or wrong diagnosis;
- Lack of access to quality cost-effective essential medicines and treatment;
- Lack of access to trained healthcare providers;
- Weak health infrastructure.
One Unified Message – Our Ultimate Goal:
Better Access to Care for Children & Adolescents with Cancer Everywhere!
Do your bit to help – make a donation to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust so that we can DO MORE and HELP MORE Little Fighters and their Families while they go through the battle of their life!
To see what we use your donations for, please take a look at our Projects Pages
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a registered Non Profit Organisation (NPO) with Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status. This affords private and corporate donors the taxation benefits as set out in Section 18A.
Donors may also claim BBBEE points against the Socio-Economic Development element of the BBBEE scorecard.
Trust Registration No: IT2817/2010
NPO No: 089-376
PBO No: 930037657
Tax Registration No: 1000/881/17/5
Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account Type: Business Cheque Account
Account No: 62380183013
Branch Code: 250057
Swift Code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
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