Over 60 guests from varying business sectors showed their support for World Child Cancer on the evening of 2nd October 2017 as they attended the launch event of our Stop the Childhood Cancer Clock appeal.
The event was sponsored by Mount Anvil and aimed to raise awareness and funds for children with cancer in developing countries.
Dr Emma Johnson, of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, highlighted the disparity in survival rates in developed and developing countries with World Child Cancer Chief Executive, Jon Rosser, also delivering and inspirational message:
“Here in London 80% of children who get cancer will survive it. In developing countries like Ghana that is closer to 10% - but it does not have to be this way.
“In the hospital in Accra that Professor Lorna Renner and Dr Catherine Segbefia work at the survival rate for children now is nearly 60% which is a fabulous achievement, helped by the support they have had from World Child Cancer over the years. But they only see 300 of the 1300 children who get cancer in Ghana every year meaning 75% of the children who develop cancer in Ghana every year never get a diagnosis and so they all die of a mysterious disease that never has a name. A disease that we know most should survive. It is just not acceptable, it is an affront to basic justice. That is why our appeal is designed to stop the childhood cancer clock ticking inexorably and give children the gift of growing up.
“The UK Government will double every pound we raise through this appeal - so there is never a better time to give knowing that your money will have twice the impact.”
You can help Stop the Childhood Cancer Clock by giving the gift of growing up and donating today. Every donation made from now until December 18th will be doubled by the UK Government.