Defeating childhood cancer begins with awareness, understanding and action.
Early diagnosis offers the best hope of life and sight saving care for children with eye cancer. Care tailored to the needs of children with cancer and their families is vital to their physical and mental health during treatment and throughout life. Join our annual action campaigns to bring life and sight saving care to every child and survivor around the world.
World Retinoblastoma Week
Date: From 2nd Sunday in May for 7 days.
Focus: Achieving early diagnosis through awareness of white pupil as the most common early sign of this cancer, and increasing understanding of global issues in care for children, families and adult survivors.
Childhood Cancer (Gold Ribbon) Month
Date: Throughout September
Focus: Raising awareness and understanding of childhood cancer and survivor issues, and support for childhood cancer organizations to improve care for children, survivors and their families.
World Child Cancer Day
Date: February 15th
Focus: Raising awareness of childhood cancer and its impact worldwide. Families and childhood cancer communities in developed countries helping families struck by childhood cancer in less developed countries, towards a day when all children can receive essential care, no matter where they live.
Get Involved and Give Hope!
By being a part of these global efforts, you bring hope of earlier cancer diagnosis and better care to children and their families worldwide. We invite you to support the campaigns in your workplace, school, place of worship or community group to help us bring awareness and hope to as many people as possible.