World Cancer Day 2019 – How can you help?
World Cancer Day is on Monday 4th February 2019.
And this year we’re doing what we can to be able to support some of the activities as Cancer becomes our new normal.
And the great news is you can help too!
CLIC Sargent will be raising money through Morrison’s supermarkets across the country. If you can spare some time on Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd or Mon 4th they need people to shake buckets in their stores. All you need to do is register on the CLIC website. and complete the form for World Cancer Day 2019.
We’ve also started selling wristbands on behalf of CLIC Sargent. We sold 150 in 24hrs last weekend raising over £450. They’ve been sent across the UK and even as far as Calgary-Canada and New York.
I now have another 100 but they will sell out quickly so get in quick!
If you’d like one: Let me know by sending me your address through DM on facebook, twitter or instagram so I can put on aside for you. To donate you can pop your donation on Bilbo’s page #donate4bilbo.
We’ve raise nearly £6k through Bilbo’s GOFUNDME page
Share the posts about cancer on your own social media. So much of world cancer day is about raising awareness. Until we were on this journey I thought cancer got a lot of attention, people raise a lot of money for cancer. BUT I was not aware just how challenging the funding and research is for child cancer. In fact i’m shocked.
Since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer. Only three drugs (Teniposide and Clofarabine, and Unituxin for use in high-risk neuroblastoma) have been approved for use in children. Only four additional new drugs have been approved for use by both adults and children.Source: National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
You can donate your blood*or platelets*. To put into context how important it is to give blood Bilbo had already had 3 units of blood and 4 platelet transfusions in his first week of treatment. And has since had more blood transfusions and platelets.
These are really important to Bilbo right now as they are what stop him from bruising under the skin and they stop him having nose bleeds. When Bilbo gets a nose bleed it is very hard to get it to stop. Platelets help blood to clot. Platelet donation is incredibly valuable but not as easy to do. It takes a bit longer but apparently you can get a sandwich which is an upgrade on the biscuit.
*NOTE both links are for the UK if you google Donate blood you will be able to find an equivalent in your home country.
Every little helps…
The World Cancer Day website has some amazing options for you depending on how much time you have…
If you’re still reading, thank you and don’t forget to let us know how you’re getting involved using #worldcancerday and #donate4bilbo on your posts.