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Childhood Cancer

Lions and Leos provide support for the needs of children and families affected by childhood cancer through impactful service activities.


Childhood Cancer Facts

Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around the world. 

Approximately 300,000 children aged 0 to 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Childhood cancer generally cannot be prevented or screened.

In 2019, only 20% of countries had early detection guidelines. That same year, only 33% had a defined referral system for medical resources.


We Have a Plan

Lions and Leos help children and families: Increase acts of support to families and children affected by childhood cancer.

Lions and Leos help communities: Improve diagnostics, treatment, and continued care to those affected by childhood cancer.

Lions and Leos help the world: Increase awareness for childhood cancer as a global priority.



Explore Service Project Planners and other resources designed to help you and your club get involved with childhood cancer efforts in your community.

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Childhood Cancer Entertainment Event Project Planner
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Half-Day Family Camp Project Planner
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Service Project Ideas List: Childhood Cancer
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Childhood cancer and LCIF
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Share Your Childhood Cancer Success Story

In celebration of International Childhood Cancer Day, consider hosting a webinar to share your club's childhood cancer service project success. Submit your webinar registration link and date to, and explore the GAT success story webinar toolkit for resources to help you get started.