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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

by | Sep 10, 2015 | Kidney Cancer UK News

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

We all want children to be running and skipping through grass and getting scabby knees from laughing and playing in the playground.  But sadly for some this can be a wistful dream, as much of their childhood can be spent within a hospital.
Every day more than ten children in the UK are diagnosed with cancer.  Fortunately only a small proportion of kidney cancer’s occur in children, however, for the families affected this is no consolation.  About 40 children each year, in the UK, develop a Wilms’ tumour, which most often affects children under the age of five. For more information on childhood cancer, click here
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are going to help raise the awareness of childhood kidney cancers and the impact it can have on entire families.
We can help families of children with kidney cancer by awarding our patient support grants; these help families to cope with the unexpected costs arising from a diagnosis.  With your support we can aim to help even more families by removing some of their unexpected financial burden.
Click here if you wish to donate to help us award patient support grants
Click here if you wish to apply for one of our patient support grants
If you would like to make a donation to support us in our work, please click here. Thank you for your support.

<a href="" target="_self">Malcolm Packer</a>

Malcolm Packer

Malcolm is Chief Executive Officer at Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland and has worked with the charity in various capacities for over 15 years.