Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Ahoghill girl Molly Taylor and her family are helping Cancer Fund for Children launch its participation in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September. (Submitted Picture).
Ahoghill girl Molly Taylor and her family are helping Cancer Fund for Children launch its participation in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September. (Submitted Picture).

The Taylor family from Ahoghill are this week helping to launch Cancer Fund for Children’s participation in global Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Little Molly Taylor was aged just eight when she was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumour in March, last year.

Molly and her family benefitted from the support of a Cancer Fund for Children Specialist in the home and on the hospital ward. They also enjoyed a free therapeutic short break at the charity’s Daisy Lodge facility in the

foothills of the Mourne Mountains which helped the family cope with the stress a diagnosis and treatment can cause.

Now, the Taylor family is getting behind Cancer Fund for Children’s month-long awareness and fundraising campaign which is running throughout September.

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Fund for Children will be campaigning to support even more families just like the Taylor’s whose lives have been affected by cancer.

The charity’s ambition is that no family should face cancer alone.

Across September, Cancer Fund for Children will shine a light on some of the powerful personal stories of our families, including the Taylor’s, who will speak for themselves about the devastation and isolation that accompanies the illness and treatment.

And in a very practical way, Cancer Fund for Children will share the insight, expertise and knowledge of their Specialist Services team built on experience gained over 40-years’ of knowing that beyond essential medical care there is a family life that needs nurtured and rebuilt.

Across the four weeks, Cancer Fund for Children will also launch its Gimme 5 direct debit campaign on Q Radio appealing to the public to donate £5 per month as well as a range of other fundraising events.

Gillian Creevy, Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Fund for Children said: “Our campaigning and fundraising activities will allow us to do even more to provide practical, financial and emotional support in the family home, in the community and in the hospital ward to help families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives.”