Mikail Hassan, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and who is the face of this year’s Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Star Award.
Figures from Cancer Research UK show that around 65 children in the North East are diagnosed with cancer each year, but there are positive signs as well.
The statistics also show that survival rates are encouraging and the charity is funding research to help improve the situation even further.
Lisa Millett, Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People spokesperson for the Northeast, said: “Cancer in children and young people is different from cancer in adults, from the types of cancer to the impact of treatment – and many young people can experience serious side effects from cancer.” long-term.
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“That’s why we support dedicated research to ensure that more children and young people survive cancer with a good quality of life.”
Nationally, approximately 4,200 children and young people aged 0-24 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK; that’s about 350 cases per month, 81 cases per week, and 12 cases per day.
But about 8 in 10 children and young people (0-24 years) with cancer in the UK now survive their disease for at least a decade.
Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People’s vision is to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.
Lisa said the money raised through Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People will be set aside to fund research into cancer in children and young people (0-24 years old).
Donations will be used to fund research to help more 0-24 year olds survive cancer and do so with a good quality of life.
People can also support the charity by nominating children with cancer for a prize.
The Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Star Awards are open to all children under the age of 18 living in the UK who have been treated for cancer in the past five years.** There is no jury as the charity believes that every child diagnosed with cancer deserves special recognition.
Each eligible child who is nominated will receive a trophy, a £50 TK Maxx gift card, a t-shirt and a certificate signed by celebrities who support the campaign. Their brothers and sisters also receive a certificate.
The Star Awards are presented in partnership with TK Maxx, the largest corporate supporter of Cancer Research UK’s work on childhood cancer. Since 2004, the retailer has raised more than £40 million for essential research to help improve survival and reduce the long-term side effects of treatments.
TK Maxx’s support for Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People is part of a year-round fundraising partnership, including their clothing collection campaign, Give Up Clothes for Good, which will take place again in September.
The clothes will then be sold in Cancer Research UK stores to raise money for Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People.
For more information, interested parties can visit www.cruk.org/childrenandyoungpeople or follow Cancer Research UK on Facebook.