Sunday, February 15th is ICCD 2015 (International Childhood Cancer Day)
International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. The day promotes increased appreciation and deeper understanding of issues and challenges relevant to childhood cancer and impacting on children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors, their families and the society as a whole. It also spotlights the need for more equitable and better access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere.
How you can help raise awareness of childhood cancer on ICCD:
Engage on social media by following @iccdactnow on Twitter and the ICCD Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/internationalchildhoodcancerday
If you are on Twitter, use and promote the use of hashtags #actnowiccd and #actnow4kidswithcancer. If we can get these trending, local and international media will be interested to know more about childhood cancer and what Act Now is all about. Other stakeholders will follow.
- Many examples of sample tweets that you can use can be found here: http://icccpo.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=entry&entry=403&category=9& subcategory=124
- Maximize your tweets by tagging international media or your local media, UN, UNICEF, and other prime movers in the child health and childhood cancer community.
Wear gold and/or gold ribbons on that day to show your support for childhood cancer awareness
More info on what you can do to mobilize support and build momentum for ICCD can be found on the official ICCD website here: http://www.internationalchildhoodcancerday.org