February 15 is International Childhood Cancer Day

Gold Ribbon for Children's Cancer AwarenessFebruary 15 is International Childhood Cancer Day.  The Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) have announced their partnership with David Jones to sell Gold satin ribbons and lapel pins throughout February with net proceeds to go to the CCIA.

 David Jones, a long time supporter of CCIA will be the exclusive department store retailer for Gold Ribbon Month selling ribbons and pins throughout David Jones stores in February.

Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of CCIA said CCIA’s vision to save the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering can only be achieved with support from the community.

“While enormous advances in medical research have been made over the past 50 years, cancer is still the biggest cause of death from disease in children,” Professor Haber said.

IF you are unable to make it down to your local David Jones and you would like to support this cause, please consider a donation at my Everyday Hero site which goes to the Answers for Kids Cancer Program, the proceeds are directed to the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.

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Hi, my name is Glenn Martin and in October 2010 I’ll be taking part in the Steven Walter Foundation “Ride Around Australia”. All participants are being asked to raise at least $2,500 to donate to the Steven Walter Foundation that goes to research into childhood cancer. I’m currently in my 30s, an IT professional living in Canberra Australia for the past 15 years or so. I’ve ridden motorbikes for 20 years and for the last 10 years my ride has been a ‘99 Yamaha Road Star, a big Japanese 1600cc V-Twin cruiser.