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Shine London 2019 - Half Marathon
21 - 22 Sep 2019

Fundraising for Children's Cancer

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Nithyarubine Vigneswaran

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Fundraising for our future. And the future is the next generation. HOPE & BELIEVE

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Cancer is happening right now, which is why I’m fundraising right now for Cancer Research UK. Children's cancer. A term used to describe cancers that occur between birth and 15 years of age. Childhood cancers are very rare and may differ from adult cancers in the way they grow and spread, how they are treated, and how they respond to treatment. Common types of childhood cancer include leukemia (begins in blood-forming tissue such as bone marrow), lymphoma (begins in the cells of the immune system), neuroblastoma (begins in certain nerve cells), retinoblastoma (begins in the tissues of the retina), Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer), and cancers of the brain, bone, and soft tissue. Also called pediatric cancer.

-Childhood cancer is rare – around 1,600 new cases are diagnosed every year in the UK (in children aged 0-14 years)
-This means that around one child in 500 will develop some form of cancer by the age of 14 years
-Childhood cancers account for 0.5% of all cancers in the UK
-Cancer occurs more commonly in boys than girls, by a ratio of around 6:5. This varies by tumor type; the most striking excess is in lymphomas, which boys are more than twice as likely to develop
-In Britain, childhood cancer incidence rates increased by 38% between 1966-2000. Some of this increase is thought to be due to improvements in diagnosis and registration
-The childhood cancer rate in the UK is the lowest in Europe, and one of the lowest of all Western industrialized countries. Australia and the US have some of the highest rates. The reasons for this variation are not clear.''

If changes can be made because of our donations then why can't we be the hope to these children. We hold the power to make a difference in this world. As a child, we are excited to become an adult with dreams to accomplish. Knowing the fact these kids won't be able to live their dream due to the disease which they have been diagnosed with, without their choice as an adult and good human we must give them the chances to overcome their fears and uplift their hope in better ending.
Donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

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Childhood cancer

Each year, around 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Thanks to major advances in research, around three-quarters of children with cancer now survive. Help Cancer Research UK discover better and kinder treatments for all cancers and to continue to improve overall survival for childhood cancer.