12 September 2016
Please take a moment this September to remember that cancer also affects the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month because unfortunately cancer doesn’t discriminate. Not only are children diagnosed but they are also heavily impacted when a cancer diagnosis hits their family.
710 children (aged 0-14) are told they have cancer every year in this country and approximately 55 of those are right here in South Australia. At Cancer Council SA, we are here to put our arms around all people affected by cancer - all ages and all cancers.
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of people like you, we are able to provide important support services to families to ease the burden when going through a cancer journey.
We know that explaining a cancer diagnosis to children is difficult and overwhelming. We provide support and resources to help guide people through issues that may raise, such as:
We provide counselling for anyone who needs an ear to listen and also the ability to speak to a Cancer Council nurse on 13 11 20 Information and Support service.
We are proud to deliver many services that can assist families going through cancer so if you need to talk to someone, please call and let us put our arms around you and your family.
Your generosity also makes it possible to invest in research like Dr Heather Tapp’s work from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital whose research is focused on looking in to new treatments for children with cancer.
We are proud to deliver many services that can assist families going through cancer so if you need to talk to someone, please call a Cancer Council nurse on 13 11 20 and let us put our arms around you and your family.
If you know any children diagnosed with cancer, please keep in mind our friends at the Childhood Cancer Association who are dedicated to supporting children living with cancer, and their families.
Thank you for your ongoing support and enabling us to do this important work.