Monday 15th of February is the annual International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. To observe this date in Nigeria, the CLWCF organized a press conference on Feb 15th and also announced The Bald Challenge campaign and the funfair.
The challenge is designed to encourage people to go or appear bald in solidarity with children living with cancer.
The campaign seeks to generate at least 500 million impressions on social media and have people take as much as 100,000 bald pics.
The campaign will kick off with a fun fair on Saturday 20th, 2016- at the Muri Okunola Park from 10am. There will be various engaging activities such as board games, computer games, children games as well as talks and competitions designed around cancer. Guests will also be treated to finger foods and complimentary drinks.
Quick Cancer Fact Sheet
100,000 children die each year from Cancer.i.e. 250 children every day, 10 children every hour.
Most in sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria inclusive)
10 of 158 parents were aware of childhood cancers (2005-2007) Lagos
5 of 60 parents were aware of childhood cancers (Sept 2013-March 2014) in Lagos.
Children stand a better chance at surviving Cancer when detected and treated early (compared to adults).