What is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD)?
International Childhood Cancer Day is an international, collaborative awareness campaign dedicated to spotlighting the critical need for heightened commitment in the fight against childhood cancer in all its forms, in every country around the world. Yet International Childhood Cancer Day is not just a call for greater awareness. It is also reminds us that childhood cancer is personal: it presents a way to express our support for the children who are battling childhood cancer and for childhood cancer survivors, as well as a way to honor the children who have lost their fight against this deadly disease. Started in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI), a network of more than 180 grassroots and national childhood cancer and parent organizations in 90 countries, the goal of this international awareness day is to promote greater understanding of the challenges facing children with cancer today, as well as highlight the need for more equitable access to high quality healthcare and cancer treatment for children around the globe.
Each year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world come together to support children and teens facing a diagnosis of cancer. The American Childhood Cancer Organization created the well-known and much anticipated ICCD Awareness Shirt Campaign to help raise much-needed awareness! Join the efforts and add a name to the Awareness Shirts, and then be sure to share your photo on ICCD, February 15th, sharing your support for awareness!
Help Raise Awareness!
- Submit a Name – Add the name of a child or teen you know who has fought, or is still fighting childhood cancer – Name Submission is available for two weeks at the beginning of December each year.
- Order an Awareness Shirt – After the name submission process, shirts are available for purchase for about three weeks, from the last week in December to the middle of January.
- Wear and Share Your Awareness Shirt – Wear and Share Your Awareness Shirt – February 15th is ICCD! Wear your shirt and take a photo! Tag ACCO and share it on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/americanchildhoodcancer/ or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shirts are not printed and processed until the end of the campaign and are usually shipped about two weeks after the campaign has closed. When the sales are open, please pay special attention to which number shirt you are purchasing as Custom Ink is unable to print replacement shirts.