MP says campaign aims to raise awareness of childhood cancers
John Baron MP will be wearing a gold ribbon this September to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.
CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer, is asking elected representatives across the UK to join them in raising awareness of the impact of cancer and children and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“I am pleased to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and will be wearing my gold ribbon to show support for the thousands of families who are coping with childhood cancer.”
“This campaign will help to raise awareness of the impact that childhood cancer has on families in Basildon and Billericay, and across the country.”
Lucy Caldicott, Director of Fundraising at CLIC Sargent, said,
“We’re so pleased John will be wearing a gold ribbon and supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“Every month, thousands of children and their families have to cope with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home. CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support from diagnosis onwards.”
“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for people to show they are standing by children with cancer.”