Parkinson Tower turns gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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The Parkinson Tower at the University of Leeds turned gold on Thursday 25 September to celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The one-night illumination was to support CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Every month, many families are faced with a shattering cancer diagnosis. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling, can last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month aims to support CLIC Sargent’s work with young cancer patients and their families.

Other landmarks going gold throughout the month include HMS Belfast, the Brighton Wheel, Tower 42, Glasgow Hydro and Blackpool Tower.

Dr Adam Glaser, from the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds, said: “We glowed gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness of CLIC Sargent and to show we are standing by children with cancer and their families.”

CLIC Sargent Director of Fundraising Lucy Caldicott added: “Every month, many families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment, and CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support from diagnosis onwards. Thank you to the University of Leeds for helping the UK light up gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.”

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