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Welcome to Be Child Cancer Aware, the home of the original childhood cancer signs and symptoms awareness card and I-Phone application; the Beads of Courage UK programme; BOC seasonal challenges and our adventures with Oliver the Oliphant.
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESSBE CHILD CANCER AWARE was the first UK charity to produce and deliver an awareness card. It displays the most common signs and symptoms found in children, when some form of childhood cancer is present. We were also the first UK charity to develop a FREE I-Phone application, also displaying these same signs and symptoms. It is due to taking this initiative step that some children have received an earlier diagnosis, increasing their chance of a cure because an early diagnosis saves lives.
BEADS OF COURAGEWe are the exclusive sponsor and provider of the Beads of Courage UK programme, and we are honoured to be working in partnership with Beads of Courage USA. The programme is currently in 45 hospitals around the UK , bringing strength and support to over 1000 children and their families, as they face childhood cancer. BOC provides a physical journal for a child going through treatment, and gives the child a voice and understanding, helping them articulate to others the journey they are taking. This brings a greater understanding and in turn a greater awareness of childhood cancer.