Sunday, September 18, 2011

Did you know...

... that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month? You didn't? Well you do now!

Recently I was contacted by the lovely folks at Children's Cancer Institute of Australia (CCIA) to see if I could help get the word out about them, their cause and what we can all do to help. I jumped at the chance to help any way I can. This post is just one of the ways that I can help right now.

First of CCIA are the only independent medical research institute in Australia dedicated to research into the causes, prevention, better treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer. Their vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering.

Prior to the 1960s, childhood cancer was practically a death sentence. Today, as a result of enormous advances in medical research, the survival rate has risen to well over 70% (on average). However, three out of every ten children with cancer do not survive. These are the children that CCIA is dedicated to saving.

You can read more about them on their website: and on their facebook page:!/ChildrensCancerInstituteAustralia

Also this month is their Spring Appeal and unfortunately they are behind on their target of $100,000. 

For more information on the Spring Appeal and to donate click here.

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