يوم جديد – تحديات جمعية شانس التي تعنى بالاطفال المصابين بأمراض السرطان بزمن كورونا



يوم جديد – تحديات الجمعيات التي تعنى بالاطفال المصابين بأمراض السرطان بزمن كورونا
موضوع اللقاء مع رئيسة جمعية chance د. رلى فرح On International Childhood Cancer Day, a Message from CHANCE Association to “Crush Cancer”
Better Childhood Cancer Survival is achievable #ThroughOurHands
EMBARGOED UNTIL: 15th February, 2021
BEIRUT LEBANON – 15 FEBRUARY 2021 – CHANCE Association, a registered non-profit organization in Lebanon dedicated to helping children with cancer access medical treatment to fight their disease, is raising its voice on International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) observed on February 15 to spotlight the critical need for more equitable access to treatment and care in Lebanon. CHANCE Association partnered with renowned local artist, Hayat Nazer, to create the “Crush Cancer” collage. The multi-disciplinary piece features glass remnants from the Beirut port blast of August 4 surrounded by children’s handprints. Pediatric cancer patients treated at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital were invited to add their handprints and colorful drawings as symbols of hope and determination. This unique project brings to life not only the urgent need for all children with cancer in Lebanon, but also highlights a message of courage and resilience in the face of so many challenges. The art piece will be displayed at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital from February 15 – March 15, 2021.
February 15 marks the 20th commemoration of the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), a global collaborative campaign between WHO, Children’s Cancer International (CCI), and International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors, and their families. This year, the campaign is supported under the theme “Tree of Life.”
Launched in 2018, the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) #CureAllStrategy is an unprecedented multi- stakeholder global effort spotlighting childhood cancer as a major priority of the international child health and development agenda. The target goal of the WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative is to eliminate all pain and suffering of children fighting cancer and achieve at least 60% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer around the world by 2030. Globally, WHO partnered with CCI and SIOP to create better survival and brighter futures for children, young people with cancer and childhood cancer survivors. CHANCE Association, as an Associate Member of CCI in Lebanon, is leading this at a national level.
The key to children cancer survivorship is early diagnosis and access to medical treatment and care. Globally, every three minutes a child dies of cancer, and at least 400,000 children aged 0 to 19 years are diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancers are a leading cause of mortality in many countries. Estimated five-year survival varies from over 80% in high-income countries and less than 20% in middle and low-income countries, and everywhere in the world, childhood cancers represent an increasing multifaceted disease burden. #يوم_جديد
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