It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – to be told your child has cancer. This is a reality confronting more than 400 South Australian families each year, with leukaemia the most common type of childhood cancer.
Thankfully the Childhood Cancer Association
is there for children and their families who face this devastating disease, providing essential services such as counselling, educational support and accommodation for regional families.
Conveniently located across the road from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide, the not-for-profit organisation supports kids from birth to 18 who are being treated at the hospital - and their loved ones.
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and you can get involved by lighting your business gold, hosting a fundraising event or purchasing an adorable, fluffy toy dog called Elliot for a child who has been diagnosed with the disease.
To find out more about this essential support service, watch our interview with Cath O’Loughlin, Childhood Cancer Association chief executive here:
To find out what you can do to help the Childhood Cancer Association this September, click here