- September 16, 2015
- Posted by: David Rees AM
- Category: Latest News
David Rees AM for Aberavon will be wearing a gold ribbon this September to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment every month. Treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.
CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer, is asking elected representatives across the UK to join the charity in raising awareness of the impact of cancer and children and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
David Rees said: “I am delighted to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and will be wearing my gold ribbon to show that I’m standing by the thousands of families who are coping with childhood cancer.
“This campaign will help to raise awareness of the impact that childhood cancer has on families in Aberavon and its surrounding areas which is why I’m urging everyone to wear a gold ribbon this September to show they are standing by those families too.”
Lorraine Clifton, CLIC Chief Executive, said: “We’re so pleased David Rees AM will be wearing a gold ribbon and supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“Every month, thousands of children and their families have to cope with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home. CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support from diagnosis onwards.
“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for everyone in Neath Port Talbot to show they are standing by children with cancer.”
Notes to editors
For more information about CLIC Sargent or Childhood Cancer Awareness Month contact Kat Baldwyn on 020 8752 2833 or email [email protected]. Outside office hours please call 08448 481189.
About childhood cancer
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
Note to sub editors
Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.