KeepHealthCare.ORG – Tomorrow is Childhood Cancer Day – please show your support by wearing blue
Riley Houston, Culolethu Joyi, Olwethu Mazubane and Sizolwethu Ngidi from Tiny Town pre-school urge you to support #ICCD
The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation is calling on schools, corporates and community groups to support the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) this Thursday , February 15.
Little Stevie is a happy #childhoodcancer survivor, treated @CBCHSORG Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Cameroon. Support from @WChildCancer @BTMAT #giftofgrowingup #iccd #InstillHope4cancerkids pic.twitter.com/9pFpfVeGXR
— Glenn Mbah (@mbahlos) February 12, 2018
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Join the SABC 3 presenters and many other celebrities by wearing blue on the day, you may also purchase the ICDD badge or heart pin at www.choc.org.za
There’s nothing more precious than a child. And when they fall ill, nothing more heartbreaking-if u feel the same way, follow your 💙 & help CHOC support International Childhood Cancer Day #ICCD on 15Feb. Get your badge at https://t.co/JcJovyBIZn #childhoodcancer @CHOCfoundation pic.twitter.com/8QAha85v3v
— Kendal (@KMakgamathe) February 10, 2018
Childhood Cancer Facts
According to Choc SA, cancers in children tend to be different from those found in adults, most often occurring in the developing cells like bone marrow, blood, kidneys and nervous system tissues. Life-threatening blood disorders include aplastic anaemia, thalassaemia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Childhood cancer is said to be the second most common cause of death in children aged 5 to 14 years, after accidents, whilst in Africa it does not make it into the top 10 common causes.
According to the most recent South African Children’s Cancer Study Group (SACCSG) the five most common childhood cancers in South Africa are leukaemia, followed by lymphoma (tumours that begin in the lymph glands), then brain tumours, nephroblastomas, or Wilms tumours – cancer of the kidneys – and then soft tissue sarcomas, which are tumours that begin in the connective tissue.
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is on Thursday, 15 February. This is a global… https://t.co/KlJyxlorie
— Kerishnie Naiker (@realkerishnie) February 12, 2018
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