Place a hat on today for children’s palliative care

People all over the world is going to be donning a hat right now to raise understanding of children’s palliative care and also the need to add mass to services in many countries on the planet to meet the requirements from the 21 million kids with existence-restricting and existence-threatening conditions who’d take advantage of this specialised care.

3 years ago, the Worldwide Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) launched their first ‘Hats On’ campaign in October 2013, asking people and individuals who like children’s pallaitive choose to mark your day by putting on a hat and posting an image on social networking. The campaign is continuing to grow every year as well as an ICPCN spokesperson states that they’re happy to are convinced that, in 2016, organisations all over the world have locked to the concept and located creative and exciting methods for which makes it their very own.

For instance, the German organisation, Kinderhospiz Bundesverband e.V. have held a celebration they’ve named Hut auf für kleine Helden (Hats off for small heroes). In Lisbon, Portugal, a hat-making competition is going to be held where schools and companies happen to be asked to send their winning records for display in a local shopping center. A nearby worldwide school in Lisbon has planned an entire month of activities to boost understanding of the requirements of kids with complex needs and include bake sales, talent shows and also the putting on of red clothes along with a red hat. 

In Nigeria, Dr Michelle Meiring, chair of Palliative Strategy to Children (PatchSA) made an appearance around the breakfast Television show, Expresso, putting on a hat and it was given an chance to speak about children’s palliative care. Interviews on numerous Nigeria radio shows also have elevated awareness during the day and also the cause.

Other occasions we all know of happen to be planned in Hong Kong, Burundi, Australia, Mexico, Uganda, Canada, Ukraine, Romania and Armenia. 

Requested ‘Why hats’? ICPCN explains that, in addition to the fun facet of putting on a hat, it gives us warmth and protection, similar to the role from the children’s palliative care team. They’re there to supply the affected child and their family having a layer of protection and comfort because they navigate the tough journey that’s a reality when dealing with a existence-threatening, chronic or incurable illness.

Much appreciated support for that campaign continues to be caused by ICPCN ambassadors, Micheline Etkin, Lucy Watts MBE, Roberto Manrique and champions Marquardt Petersen and Cateline Khoo.

“Our amazing Ambassadors  have really gone further to get the word out about ‘Hats On 4 CPC’ and we’re so grateful for them. We’d like to state a large ‘thank you’ to the Board people and colleagues all corners around the globe who’ve placed on a hat and published their pictures on their own social networking pages,” states Lorna Sithole, ICPCN’s Media and Marketing Officer. 

“We’re so thrilled with the amount of participation this season and believe that the concept is actually ‘catching on’ and continuously improve and larger every year.Inch

So, what exactly are you awaiting? Place your hat on and do what you could to boost understanding of the palliative care requirements of children. 

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