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Dickson goes gold to support children with cancer

September 10, 2014 6:11 PM

East Antrim MLA, Stewart Dickson, will be wearing a gold ribbon this September to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment every month. Treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.

CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer, is asking elected representatives across the UK to join us in raising awareness of the impact of cancer and children and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Carrickfergus Councillors Gavin Norris and Noel Williams are also supporting the charity with Stewart Dickson who said: "I am very pleased to be helping to raise awareness for this most worthy of causes during the month of September. We will be wearing our gold ribbons to demonstrate that we are standing by the thousands of families who are coping with childhood cancer.

"This campaign will help to raise awareness of the impact that childhood cancer has on families throughout East Antrim from Newtownabbey through Carrickfergus, Larne, Carnlough and Cushendall.

Liz North, CLIC Sargent Director of Communications and Campaigning, said: "We're so pleased that Mr Dickson and his colleagues are proudly wearing their gold ribbons and supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

"Every month, thousands of children and their families have to cope with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home. CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support from diagnosis onwards.

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