A Lott to go around: September 2020 community snapshot
Throughout September, we were proud to support Childhood Cancer Awareness month — an initiative dedicated to recognising the resilience of families living with childhood cancer, as well as the determination of researchers, medical teams and support workers who provide vital services.
In Australia, cancer kills more children than any other disease. Twenty children are diagnosed with cancer every week, and three will lose their battle with the disease weekly.
For the children who do survive, 70% will suffer lifelong side effects and are five times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer a second time than other people.
But there is hope.
A number of incredible organisations are working hard to improve outcomes for kids with cancer and turn these statistics around.
It's been inspiring to find out more about the work of three of our community partners; The Childhood Cancer Association; The Zero Childhood Cancer Program; and the Children's Brain Cancer Centre.
Hear more in our community snapshot below.