Today is National Women’s Day in South Africa, and this post goes out to all the Women of South Africa to wish you a very ✨Happy Women’s Day!✨
Wherever you are today, and whatever you are doing, we wish you a day of Love & Happiness and hope that you are being treated like a Queen by your Loved Ones.
To those of you who are sad, stressed, ill or otherwise not in the frame of mind or space to celebrate Women’s Day we send out ✨Blessings of Peace, Love & Light!✨
This National Women’s Day marks the 60th anniversary of the great Women’s March of 1956, where on 9 August 1956, about 20 000 women from all walks of life marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas by making them also carry “passes” like black men had to.
Great strides have been made since then to improve the status of women in South Africa, especially post 1994, with women taking up leadership positions in areas previously dominated by men, including both business and political. The National Policy Framework for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality was approved by Cabinet in 2000 and this was followed by a dedicated Ministry for Women in the Presidency.
What exactly IS Childhood Cancer Awareness about?
According to the South African Tumor Registry:
Childhood Cancer is responsible for more child deaths than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis COMBINED.
In South Africa, less than a THIRD of the actual childhood cancer cases are reported.
This is for various reasons, foremost, children are misdiagnosed due to medical staff not being aware of the early warning signs of childhood cancer. This is not LFCT’s point of view, but findings published by the South African Tumor Registry.
There is very little attention given to Childhood Cancer in the media, in government, in schools and, by unaffected parents and family members.
IF a child is diagnosed early, then the chance of successful treatment and survival is up to 50% higher than in late diagnosis. In essence therefore, with increased awareness, which will lead to earlier diagnosis, we can save lives. Many lives.
Please share this post and start your own, personal Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign. We all know children, have children and come in contact with children.
They are not able to speak for themselves. Be the voice, be the driving force, be their Hope.
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Is this enough? No. Make Childhood Cancer Awareness a daily priority in your life. No child is safe.