International awareness day for children’s palliative care – 2 October 2015

Categories: Community Engagement.

Following the successful ‘Hats on for children’s hospice care’ month-long campaign in October last year, ICPCN has announced that it will champion an annual awareness day on the first Friday in October every year.

The aim will be to raise funds for children’s palliative care (CPC) and raise awareness of the rights of very sick children with incurable and life-limiting illnesses to receive palliative care.

ICPCN has called this awareness raising campaign ‘Hats on 4 CPC’ with #Hatson4CPC to be used on social media sites. The date for this hat wearing extravaganza in 2015 is Friday 2 October.

On this day, people around the world will be ask to show their support by making a small donation and wearing a hat to work, school, college or just around the house.

“We know that there are in excess of 21 million children in the world who live with a life-limiting illness or condition that will or could drastically shorten their lives and in most instances seriously diminishes any quality of life they could enjoy. Sadly, not even 1% of these children are accessing palliative care services,” explained ICPCN’s chief executive Joan Marston.

Find out more about the awareness day, and how to get involved, on the International children’s edition of ehospice, or the ICPCN website.

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