CHILDREN WITH CANCER UK
Our life-saving work started when
parents made a promise to their dying son.
In November 1986, Paul O’Gorman was diagnosed with
leukaemia. He died just nine weeks later. He was fourteen years old. Less than
a year after losing their son, Eddie and Marion O’Gorman lost their daughter,
Jean, also to cancer. Before his death, Eddie and Marion promised to help other
children with leukaemia, so no other child would have their life cut short by
this dreadful disease.
We work tirelessly to keep this promise - and, today, we
work to give children a better chance in their fight against all types of
cancer. What started as a small memorial foundation is now the leading national
children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.
Cancer, already the biggest
child-killer disease in the UK, is on the increase.
Over 3,300 youngsters, including infants and babies, are
diagnosed with this dreadful disease every year.
Not so long ago, a diagnosis of leukaemia - the most
common childhood cancer - was a virtual death sentence for a child. Today,
thanks to advances in research and treatment, 80% of children with leukaemia
Sadly, this is not true for all forms of childhood
With your generous support, we can help children today
and in the future and save every young life that might otherwise be lost
forever. For more information, please visit www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk
CHILDREN with CANCER UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the
fight against all childhood cancers. Our aims are to determine the causes, find
cures and provide care for children with cancer.
In the last ten years, we have raised more than £100
million, thanks to our valued supporters.
• We fund life-saving research into the causes,
prevention and treatment of childhood cancer.
• We fund innovative welfare projects to provide
better care for young cancer patients and their families.
• We campaign to raise awareness of childhood
cancer, to protect more children and to improve the lives of young cancer
patients, today and for future generations.
Over the past 24 years, the charity has grown from a
small memorial foundation into a major force in paediatric oncology. We
couldn’t continue our life-saving work without your help -thank you.
www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk I 020 7404 0808