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February 15, Day of the fight against childhood cancer

Feb 15, 2017 | Oncology

Since 2001 every February 15, the whole world commemorates the International Day of the fight against Childhood Cancer. The date reminds us that it is essential to raise awareness and inform the population about the importance of an early diagnosis and access to adequate treatment.

International Childhood Cancer Day is based on the fact that every child with cancer, regardless of their country of origin, race, economic status or social class, deserves the best medical or psychological care.

The Golden Ribbon symbolizes childhood cancer, it is a comparison between the strength and resistance of children with cancer and gold. Organizations around the world, public and private institutions, civil society groups and the academic world, use the symbol of the golden ribbon to express their support and solidarity in the fight against childhood cancer.