This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we’re raising awareness of life after cancer through our #BacktoSchool campaign. Many of the children we meet on paediatric oncology wards around the world miss their friends, their families and their home but their first thought is often their education.

The children we meet want to grow up to become teachers, engineers, religious figures or simply want to learn more about their favourite subject.

Children being treated for cancer are often forced to spend several months, sometimes years, away from their homes and out of education. It’s vital that these children get the opportunity to continue their education even when unable to attend school. We support teachers at the Heroes School inside Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar and on the Day Care Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana.

September signals the time children across the UK go #BacktoSchool and for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month you can help raise awareness of the importance of life after cancer by getting involved in our #BacktoSchool campaign.

Show your support by:

  1. Sharing a picture of yourself at school using the hashtag #BacktoSchool and tagging @wchildcancer on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram
  2. Add a caption of what you wanted to be when you were in school
  3. Tag three friends to do the same and start raising awareness of childhood cancer this September

By raising more awareness of childhood cancer in low- and middle-income countries we can give the gift of growing up to children around the world. Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, support our #BacktoSchool campaign today and you can help give a child the chance of a future after cancer.

We are also encouraging schools and universities to support children with a variety of fundraising ideas as part of our #BacktoSchool initiative this September. If your school or uni is interested, contact us today and we'll tell you all the ways you can get involved!