For the eighth consecutive season, Super League dedicates the 21st matchday to the awareness campaign and the support of children with cancer and their families
On the occasion of the International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on February 15, Super League, in collaboration with the Association of Parents of Children suffering from Neoplasmatic Disease "FLOGA" and the Association of Parents of Children suffering with malignant diseases "LAMPSI", sends a message of humanity, solidarity and hope to children and their families.
NOTE TO REPORTERS
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day aims at informing and raising the awareness of the wider social environment regarding the needs of children suffering from cancer and the importance of timely diagnosis.
It is estimated that every year, globally, about 250,000 children develop cancer, out of which only 20% have access to proper medical care. 80 per cent of such cases occur in developing countries in which there is no possibility for diagnosis and proper treatment.
Over 150,000 deaths every year could have been avoided if there was a possibility for prompt diagnosis and specialised treatment for all children.
It is estimated that 280 – 300 children develop cancer in our country every year. 70% of these children win the fight for life with specialised treatment.
There is no prevention for childhood cancer, however, timely diagnosis leads to cure for most children. Therefore, this is why particular attention should be paid to the following:
• the education of health professionals so they are able to timely diagnose the disease, and
• the proper information of parents so they will turn to children's hospitals on time.
The "Floga" and "Lampsi" Associations
• Stand by the families, share their fears and agony and support their fight in every way possible.
• Attempt to properly inform the public opinion about childhood cancer and dispel any preconceptions.
Childhood cancer can be cured
Children are entitled to proper medical care, irrespective of their national, social or financial status.
We can all help children suffering from cancer, they need us.
Association of Parents of Children suffering from Neoplasmatic Disease
6-8 Egiou Str., GR- 11527 Goudi – Athens
Tel: 210 -7485000 , Fax: 210 -7772421
Association of Parents of Children suffering with malignant diseases – Northern Greece
5 Kleanthous and Papanastasiou Strs., GR- 54453, Thessaloniki