We have been planning and waiting for this day since the year began. It is only a few weeks to the anticipated day. Can you believe it? We would like to thank each of you for making this day a success by celebrating and advocating for the children and young adults who need palliative care across the world. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) research estimates that at least 21 million children globally need palliative care. Much of this need is in the Low and Middle-income Countries (LMICs). This number is likely to rise as the population of LMICs is expected to rise in the coming decades.
The second Friday in October, which this year falls on Friday 14th October 2022, is a day for raising international awareness of the need for children’s palliative care and the work of children’s palliative care (CPC) services worldwide. Now in its 9th year, the annual campaign is known as Hats On for Children’s Palliative Care with the hashtag #HatsOn4CPC.
The Hats On 4 CPC 2022 toolkit is available on our website together with resources you can download HERE and use for your local, regional, and international campaigns. We will be providing more information in the coming weeks please keep checking the website, our social media platforms, ehospice international children’s edition, and our newsletter. Please save the date and plan for the day. We recognise that holding events may still be challenging for many, but don’t worry, even if you are on your own, put on your hat and take a selfie, put it on social media (#HatsOn4CPC), and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register & map your event for ‘Hats On for CPC’ – #HatsOn4CPC
We would love to know where in the world the Hats On for CPC campaign will be celebrated. If you are going to join in the fun on Friday 14th of October by getting your school, college or company involved or if you are going to be holding an event to raise funds for your charity, please let us know by registering the event and we will put you on the map! Find the registration page HERE.