Let’s turn the world GOLD for childhood cancer awareness month!

This September Be Bold and Go Gold to support our courageous and resilient children and teenagers who have no choice and are fighting the battle of childhood cancer.

Every child with cancer and their family deserves the opportunity to thrive, not just survive. South Africa joins the rest of the global community to commemorate childhood cancer awareness month in September to raise awareness about children`s cancers to reduce child mortality rate and highlight the global burden of childhood cancers.

Every September, Childhood Cancer International (CCI) members and the whole community of childhood cancer champions, advocates and supporters encourage the community to spread awareness of childhood cancer by going gold!

Hedley Lewis, CHOC CEO says, “you have the power to make a change, no matter who you are, let’s be a voice for our children and teenagers this International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Our children deserve to live a full life, and we have the power to give them the chance to do so”.

Show your support to our youth affected by cancer and turn your workplace GOLD this International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa.

Why the colour gold?
is the colour of strength, courage, and resiliency.
GOLD is the symbolic color of childhood cancer.

Be Bold and Go Gold to support our courageous and resilient children and teenagers who have no choice and are fighting the battle of childhood cancer.


1) Help CHOC create awareness around childhood cancer on social media

  • Share CHOC’s social media posts.
  • Post social media elements provided by CHOC on your company’s social media platforms.
  • Share the Siluan Early Warning Signs of childhood cancer on your employee communication platforms.

2) Take part in the CEO Challenge.
As a distinguished person of the company with an impact on the society be a voice for children and teenagers with cancer.
Challenge your colleagues to add their voices and destigmatise childhood cancer, in your personal capacity and utilising the company’s platforms either internally or on social media, and help spread simple but life changing messages. Record a one-minute video with your company background.

3) Purchase gold ribbons for your employees to wear for the month of September.

4) Ask CHOC to do a presentation to educate your employees on childhood cancer.



  • Children get cancer
  • Cancer is NOT contagious.
  • You cannot get cancer by playing or touching a cancer patient.
  • Children can get cancer.
  • Children can be diagnosed with cancer, irrespective of race or gender.
  • Childhood cancer is a blood disorder and no one is at fault for this illness.
  • There is a need for the elders to talk about cancer in the family.
  • Decisions of transfusions or amputations should be taken in consultation with elders in the best interest of the child’s survival.
  • There are early warning signs and symptoms of childhood cancer.
  • Children can survive cancer if diagnosed early.
  • Early diagnosis is the key to survival.
  • All have a right to health care.


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