Kids Cancer Support Walking

Last Friday (15 Feb 2008) Kids Cancer Support Walking 2008 took off in Damascus, Syria.
Kids Cancer Support Walking 2008 in Damascus, Syria

The event was organized by Basma organization and the marketing campaign by U.G.

This walking was arranged to raise the attention and understanding about Kids Cancer, and at the same time try to entertain the Kids.

There were some activities for the Kids like Painting, Painting on the faces, Clowns, lunching balloons, gifts, and some other stuff like small dances 🙂

A few facts I learned about Kids Cancer and some people should know about:

  • Kids Cancer can effect kids from the ages 1 month to 18 years old.

  • It is curable, but costs so much and needs specialized doctors. Unfortunately in Syria there isn’t enough support. There is one Center in Damascus which is lacking financial support and expertise. The available doctors aren’t much specialized in this.

  • Cancer is NOT contagious! I heard stories saying that some parents lock their infected kids from the world!

Basma is an organization which try to help in this. Visit their site to get to know more about this and learn how you can help.

UPDATE: Here is a small Video capture I took from the event when the kids released the Balloons.

Kids Cancer Support WalkingThe best video clips are right here

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  • the critical problem here is that there is no center specialize in cancer…
    the medical care quality here is dengarously low

  • in USA 80% of children with cancer are treated with full reocvery
    in Syria there isn’t even a survay!