Council supports Childhood Cancer Awareness by Going Gold for September

Burdekin Shire Council is Going Gold in September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council would again colour Ayr’s CBD fountain gold in honour of local resident Keely Johnson.

“Council is proud to support Keely and honour all families touched by cancer,” he said.

“Keely is truly an inspirational young person who is not only being treated for cancer, but also working hard to increase awareness in the community about childhood cancer.

“She is a brave and special young lady with a heart of gold.”

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a month that has been assigned as a month to help create greater awareness and education about childhood cancer in Australia. It provides vital information for parents, support for children with cancer and looks for community support for families affected by childhood cancer.

In Australia, one in five Australian children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of only 15 years old. Childhood cancer remains the greatest cause of death for children in Australia with about three Australian children dying from cancer every week. New medical research has increased childhood cancer survival rates to 80 per cent over the past few years.

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