International Children’s Cancer Day (ICCD) is observed every year on 15th February. The day is observed by Childhood Cancer International, an umbrella organization of various parent-formed child cancer support groups. The day is dedicated to raising awareness and showing support for children and adolescents living with cancer. Despite all the advances in science, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in children.
The three-year campaign for International Childhood Cancer Day began in 2021 and will end in 2023. The theme of the three-year campaign is ‘Better Survival’.
International Childhood Cancer was established in 1994. It is the largest patient-aid organization for childhood cancer in the world. The organization is comprised of more than 170 different groups, including parent organizations, childhood cancer survivor associations, childhood cancer support groups, and cancer societies. International Childhood Cancer Day was created by Childhood Cancer International in 2002 as an annual event.