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Golden September

Let's mobilize against pediatric cancers

Each year, thousands of children and adolescents are confronted with the harsh reality of childhood cancers. These devastating diseases affect not only the health of young patients, but also the lives of their families. This is why the CHU Caen Normandie participates in the national September in gold event in order to raise awareness of the importance of the fight against pediatric cancers.


The objective of Septembre en or is to shed light on these cancers which in France affect more than 2,500 children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 each year. It is a month dedicated to raising awareness and mobilizing everyone to support research, care and treatment of these diseases which affect the lives of many children and their families.

At the heart of this mobilization is the Maison des familles, a major project supported by the Caen Normandy Health Foundation of the CHU de Caen. This initiative aims to provide a place of comfort and support for parents and families of children hospitalized with cancer. The poignant video testimonials of patients underline the crucial importance of such a place. The Maison des familles will allow parents to stay with their children during this difficult period, offering them valuable support and an environment adapted to their needs.


The CHU Caen Normandie stands out for its specialized treatment of pediatric cancers. Indeed, one of the only three centers in France to offer proton therapy is located in Caen. This precise and less invasive treatment technique than other treatments such as radiotherapy guarantees young patients state-of-the-art care. In addition, the hospitalization of children with cancer at the University Hospital of Caen lasts an average of 6 to 8 weeks for proton therapy, often with the continuation of chemotherapy in parallel with radiotherapy with all the logistics that this implies. It is essential to offer these children and their families continuous support adapted to their specific needs.


Raising public awareness of the reality of childhood cancers is essential to advance research, improve treatments and offer optimal support to patients and their families. “Golden September” offers a unique opportunity to mobilize and make a real difference in the lives of these brave children. Every donation counts and contributes to supporting research, medical care and projects such as the Maison des familles.

Join us and make a donation now to support Septembre en or and the CHU Caen Normandie Foundation in their commitment to children with pediatric cancers. Your donations are essential to advance research, improve treatments and provide optimal support to patients and their families. Together, we can give these children the support and hope they need to face this ordeal.

Let's mobilize against pediatric cancers

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