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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 2020: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at the Princess Máxima Center
It's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: the whole month of September extra attention is asked worldwide for childhood cancer. The Princess Máxima Center is also doing so. Children are a precious treasure and that is why the 'golden ribbon' symbolizes children with cancer, their families, all caregivers and the importance of scientific research.

In the Princess Máxima Center all oncological expertise in the Netherlands of care, research and education is concentrated. Everyone in Máxima is inspired and motivated to take the next steps in improving the cure and quality of life of children with cancer, their parents and families. That is what we are working on every day.

Via our website and social media we pay extra attention to the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Because it is our mission to cure every child with cancer, with optimal quality of life.

Dare to dream..
During the 'Childhood Cancer Awareness Month', the Princess Máxima Center not only focuses on childhood cancer, but we also want to look at the future of children with cancer. All children dream about what he or she wants to become when they grow up, no matter how young they sometimes are. In the Netherlands about 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, of which unfortunately still 1 in 4 children pass away. For these children, these dreams about the future sometimes take a different turn, are interrupted or even shattered.

In the video 'Dare to dream...' Luke (17), Yuna (14), Jitte (12) and Jula (7) talk about how they see their (golden) future. All four of them are affected by childhood cancer, but in spite of this they look to the future with great confidence in their own way.