Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

More children die each year from brain tumours than any other childhood cancer.

We don’t know enough to stop these tumours or to reduce the impact of treatment.

We need more help.

The symbol for Childhood Cancer Awareness is a gold ribbon. The symbol for brain tumours is a grey ribbon. For children fighting a brain tumour, that's two ribbons, too many.

Brain Tumour Signs and Symptoms for ChildrenFor September 2018 we are encouraging everyone to know and share the brain tumour signs and symptoms for children. 

Recognising the signs and symptoms can lead to early diagnosis and a better outcome for the patient. 

Find out more and download the information sheet (PDF) now. 
In September 2017 we talked about: "How to Communicate with your Child"

Learn more from this Information Sheet: "Helping Your Child Understand What is Happening" 

Download or receive a copy of our children's storybook: 'A Friend in Hope'. This book is free when sent within Canada.

Delegation of Childhood Cancer Advocates, Queens Park, September 2017On September 11, 2017 we were proud to be part of a delegation raising awareness of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

We would like to hear your Words of Wisdom for a new section on our website about Communicating with a child

 
Protect Your PeepersIn September 2016 we encouraged all Canadians to Protect Your Peepers! This important message continues!

Schedule an appointment for your family to visit an optometrist today!

Protect your Peepers! is an initiative from Monkey Crew Against D.I.P.G., a non-profit Childhood Brainstem Cancer Awareness Organization. Find out more.
Jax shared some (not all) of his bravery beadsIn September 2015 we encouraged all Canadians to give blood. 

Each red bead in the (incomplete) set of bravery beads pictured left, represents one blood donation for Jax, a young brain tumour patient. This is not unusual. 

Please give blood! Find a clinic near you.

Help raise awareness about this issue by sharing this page on social media, talking to your community about it, sharing our PSA (below) and contributing to the cause.

When you give, you help people like Riley, a pediatric brain tumour survivor, and his mom Coral-Ann.

Riley's Story

Riley was just six-and-a-half when he was diagnosed with a fast-growing medulloblastoma, one of the most common pediatric brain tumours. He had to have several surgeries, plus chemotherapy and radiation, to treat the cancer. Riley had to learn how to walk and talk again. Watch their story in a video or read more...

 

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Featured Story

Make every brain tumour count

Stephanie, a 38-year-old mother of twins has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and inoperable brain tumour - a rosette-forming glioneuronal tumour, a type of tumour that little is known about and cannot be removed due to its location in her brain. This reality does not stop Stephanie from her tireless efforts to reduce the stigma of having a brain tumour. Learn why Stephanie is urging all Canadians to make every brain tumour count.

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Spotlight

Piper's Story: a dream more precious than Olympic gold

Hi, I am Piper Gilles. You may know me as a world-famous ice dancer. I competed in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. I am a 7...

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Doug's Adventure

I am Doug, I have brain cancer; I am told it is terminal, but the “good” kind of terminal. I can assure you that receiving that news...

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