At Aphix we are passionate about supporting our staff and the causes they want to support. Because of this we are joining the worldwide campaign to go gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
For one of our team Childhood Cancer is very close to home. Alice, the daughter of Lyndsey in our Sales & Marketing team, was diagnosed with High-Risk Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, at just 15 months old, in 2013. She had 15 months of grueling treatment in Ireland, including chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, immunotherapy and more.
So how exactly will Aphix go gold? They plan to turn the very blue Aphix Management Interface (their Content Management System) gold, along with their website and social channels for the second half of this important month. The company will also be donating directly to support services locally for children being treated for Childhood Cancer. Childhood cancers are very different from those in adults and childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children under 5.
Gold is the colour for Childhood Cancer because our children are more precious than gold. All over the world buildings and famous monuments light up gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness month, from Dublin's Mansion House to the White House in Washington. We remember those children who have tragically lost their young lives to childhood cancer and raise much-needed funds for support and services for children with cancer and their families.
Alice travelled to America, supported by local Local fundraising in Drogheda, through the 'A Chance for Alice' charity, for a pioneering drug trial to help keep cancer from recurring and is thankfully now over 5 years in remission! As a result of this fundraising the local historic monument and fort, Millmount, or the 'Cup & Saucer' as it's known locally, to light up gold, which it has done every year in September since 2014.
You can join us this month and go gold for childhood cancer by donating to the Childhood Cancer Foundation in Ireland or Solving Kids Cancer a UK based charity helping fund new treatments for childhood cancers and Neuroblastoma in particular.