International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is a global collaborative campaign on the 15th February, to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. (ICCD, 2021)
Every year, more than 400,000 children and AYA’s are diagnosed with cancer, with Sarcoma accounting for up to 20% of these diagnoses.
As the sun sets on the 2021 ICCD, we recognise and silently support those young patients and their families walking this road, and cherish the memory of those whose lives have been lost.
We thank those remarkable individuals and organisations who are immersed in childhood cancer. From the dedicated paediatric, and adolescent and young adult, nurses, specialist support staff, and medical oncology teams, to the passionate researchers working tirelessly towards a cure, the state and federal governments for their ongoing commitment to advancing children’s cancer research, and finally, the not-for-profit organisations, often driven by personal and devastating loss, which help support the research into a cure.
Each of these bodies and individuals has an equally important role to play, as we strive collaboratively to find a cure for all childhood cancers.