Wear a rib­bon to show you care

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

YOU may not know, but Septem­ber is Child­hood Can­cer Aware­ness Month (CCAM), and at CLIC Sar­gent, the UK’s lead­ing can­cer char­ity for chil­dren and young peo­ple, we are ask­ing lo­cals to get be­hind our cam­paign to raise vi­tal funds and aware­ness.

For CCAM, we have re­vealed the “hid­den costs” of can­cer through the im­pact it has on the men­tal and emo­tional health of par­ents.

Our new re­search found that more than half of par­ents (63%) said they ex­pe­ri­enced de­pres­sion dur­ing their child’s treat­ment, more than a third (37%) ex­pe­ri­enced panic at­tacks, 84% ex­pe­ri­enced lone­li­ness. Wor­ry­ingly, less than 40% of par­ents ac­cessed sup­port for man­ag­ing stress and anx­i­ety dur­ing their child’s treat­ment.

To show your sup­port for th­ese fam­i­lies dur­ing CCAM you can get a gold rib­bon by do­nat­ing on our web­site.

The money raised will help pro­vide vi­tal sup­port for fam­i­lies of chil­dren and young peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer.

It’s tough see­ing your child go through can­cer. Get your gold rib­bon to­day to show your sup­port and help more fam­i­lies cope.

We are also invit­ing peo­ple to help us fight for change for young peo­ple with can­cer and their fam­i­lies by be­com­ing CLIC Sar­gent cam­paign­ers.

This might in­volve sign­ing a pe­ti­tion, mak­ing noise on so­cial me­dia or writ­ing to your MP.

For more in­for­ma­tion please visit: www.clic­sar­gent.org.uk/ccam

Cerys Sadler CLIC Sar­gent Fundrais­ing and En­gage­ment Man­ager for South and Mid Wales

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