Every year around the world, International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is marked on February 15. The ICCD is a global campaign, which was founded by Childhood Cancer International in order to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children, teenagers and young adults with cancer, childhood cancer survivors and their families.
Since the ICCD’s inception, organisations from across the globe have joined the fight to raise awareness. This year, Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum centre was lit up orange to mark the occasion.
The World Health Organisation states that: “Each year, approximately 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer; a disease that touches countless families and communities in all regions of the world. With access to quality care, more than 80 percent of children with cancer can survive, living full and healthy lives. However, many children in low-income and middle income countries do not receive or complete care, and, as a result, over 90 percent of childhood cancer deaths occur in low resource settings.”
To discover more about this noble cause, and to donate to it, head over to the Childhood Cancer International website, accessible here.
Featured image courtesy of @Grimaldi_Forum on Twitter