The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #CCAM

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Yesterday, the Children’s and Teenage Haematology & Oncology play team took over the entrance of the Clarendon wing to raise awareness and funds for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #CCAM.

The Play team have been busy decorating units and wards in varying shades of gold as this is the international colour of childhood cancer awareness.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #CCAM

You find out more about the ‘Be Bold Go Gold’ campaign here: http://www.cclg.org.uk/BeBoldGoGold

Our Medical Director Dr Yvette Oade came along to share her support and meet some of the teams.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #CCAM.

The event included a ‘Gold Ribbon Pin Board’ designed by the play team, face, hand and nail painting - gold themed of course, and an activity table. There were also information stands featuring information from Candlelighters, CLICSargent and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) and a cake stall and tombola raising funds in aid of ‘World Child Cancer’.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #CCAM.

The Leeds Children’s Hospital is part of a ‘twinning’ partnership with a childhood cancer treatment programmer in Cameroon, supported by World Child Cancer.

80% of children with cancer in developed countries will survive. However, in the developing world the picture is very different, where survival rates can be as low as 10%. World Child Cancer works to support these countries - and we think that Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to support them!