International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month | Sep 2020

International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – September 2020

‘Go Gold and Give’ by getting your family, friends or business involved in supporting the Childhood Cancer Association.

There are many ways you can help, such as:

  • Give a virtual high five to kids with cancer to ensure they have the support they need when they need it most. Contact CCA to get your workplace, school or sporting group involved to make an even bigger impact.
  • Light up gold. Light up your house/building “gold” (yellow) in support of childhood cancer awareness month – this is a global initiative which will also see Adelaide landmarks “light up gold” in support.
  • Make a one-off tax-deductible donation.
  • Donate a percentage of sales/services to the Childhood Cancer Association during September. Run a special marketing campaign.
  • Share an article about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in your company newsletter. We can help you write this.
  • Be a digital ambassador and share social media posts about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness. Download the digital assets.
  • Organise a community fundraising activity in September. Download the Fundraising Toolkit.
  • Host a donation tin to raise funds.
  • Become a Childhood Champion with a regular, monthly donation means you can make a big difference in the long-term.
  • Have something else in mind? Contact the Childhood Cancer Association and they will help turn your idea into action!

High Five for Kids with Cancer

Give a virtual High Five and your $5 donation will support kids with cancer.  The Childhood Cancer Association provides ‘hands on support’ for children with cancer, and their families.  This support is tailored depending on the individual needs of each family, so your tax-deductible gift is guaranteed to go where it’s needed most.  CCA will also display a hand cutout with your name on it at their office, to acknowledge your generosity.


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was first proclaimed by former US President Obama in 2010. Since then it has become a global initiative, raising awareness for childhood cancer. The Gold Ribbon is the International Awareness Symbol of Childhood Cancer, with gold being the international colour of childhood cancer awareness.

Childhood Cancer Statistics

Each year, more than 950 children and adolescents in Australia – and 163,000 children worldwide – are diagnosed with cancer. One third of childhood cancers are diagnosed in children aged 0-4 years. Every week, nearly three children and adolescents in Australia – and 1,500 children worldwide – die from cancer.

Source: Children’s Cancer Institute 2017

Locally, in South Australia, the Childhood Cancer Association receives an average of 55 referrals each year, for children newly diagnosed with cancer. In addition to this, an average of 10 children relapse and 11 children pass away from cancer every year.

At present, the Childhood Cancer Association supports more than 400 families affected by childhood cancer.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Childhood Cancer Association website.

What:     International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

When   September 2020

Where:   Find out more online, donate or get involved

Who:       Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Childhood Cancer Association website


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