Schiehallion Appeal - Help Our Kids Beat Cancer
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity sits at the heart of Scotland’s largest children’s hospital, raising money to ensure that young patients and their families receive the best possible care and experience.
This week, two more children in Scotland will be diagnosed with cancer.
More than two thirds of those children will be treated in wards 2A and 2B – known to many as Schiehallion – at the children’s hospital in Glasgow.
The ward was named after Schiehallion – the mountain - to mirror the journey for children with cancer. The name recognises that battling this devastating condition is an uphill struggle, but also that you can walk up a path with lots of people who will help get you to the top.
Although 8 out of 10 children with cancer will survive beyond 5 years, cancer is still a leading cause of death of children in Scotland.
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity's Schiehallion Appeal - in partnership with NHSGGC - hopes to enhance the clinical trials centre on the Schiehallion ward in order to bring more of the latest cancer treatments to children in Scotland.
Clinical trials give children access to a new type of treatment when conventional treatments have failed. With your support, we hope to bring even more early phase trials to our children's hospital, giving young patients from across Scotland with cancer and blood disorders the best possible chance in their fight.
Furthermore, having access to these potentially life-saving treatments in Glasgow could prevent children from travelling further afield for treatment, which can cause further distress to both them and their families at an already very difficult time.
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