As more and more children survive cancer it’s becoming increasingly important that they remain physically active throughout their cancer treatment and beyond. Side effects caused by cancer and its toxic treatment are brutal, leaving many of these children with life limiting disabilities. Children are commonly known to experience avascular necrosis, reduced bone density, obesity, diabetes, depression and social isolation to name just a few. However, there is hope. Physical exercise and an active lifestyle have been shown to help combat these harsh side effects.
The day was a great success in helping encourage children to engage in exercise in a fun and positive environment and hopefully acted as a springboard for them adopting an active lifestyle. It was also an opportunity for the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists, play specialists and other healthcare professionals who have cared for these children to get together and celebrate these amazing, inspiring children and their families.
The day took place on the 7th September 2019 at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Village, Stratford.
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It was an enormous success and a very special day. The event was reported on ITV London, you can watch the footage below: