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Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 04, 2017  |  Kingston

A cancer patient points out one of his artworks to Dr. Sharon McLean Salmon (yellow shirt), Consultant Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist, Bustamante Hospital for Children, parents and children during an expo hosted by the hospital in September 2016.

The Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) will be commemorating Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this month under the theme “Little super heroes fighting big battles”. Each year, more than 20 children are diagnosed with Cancer at the BHC.

The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is not only to increase awareness about childhood Cancer, but to educate the public about the disease and the organisations that provide support for children with cancer.

A number of activities have been planned throughout month including a church service held Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the St. George’s Anglican Church in Kingston. There will also be educational talks for parents of children with Cancer.

In addition, the hospital staff will participate in an educational session hosted by the SickKids Caribbean Initiative, through the hospital’s telemedicine facilities.

BHC will also partner with the Flow Foundation for the second year in a row to host a treat for the Cancer patients on September 29, 2017.

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