Local MSP Graeme Dey will don a gold ribbon for the month of September to show his support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment every month. Treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.
CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer, is asking elected representatives across the UK to help raise awareness of the impact of cancer and children and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The charity is also asking member of the public to wear the gold ribbon to show their support for families whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer.
Mr Dey said: “I am delighted to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and will be wearing my gold ribbon to show that I’m standing by the thousands of families who are coping with childhood cancer.
“This campaign will help to raise awareness of the impact that childhood cancer has on families in throughout my constituency which is why I’m urging everyone to wear a gold ribbon this September to show they are standing by those families too.”
Liz North, CLIC Sargent director of communications and campaigning, said: “We’re so pleased Mr Dey will be wearing a gold ribbon and supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“Every month, thousands of children and their families have to cope with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.
“CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support from diagnosis onwards.
“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for everyone in Angus South to show they are standing by children with cancer.”