International Children's Cancer Day: An afternoon full of musical experiences for young patients

16.02.2024 -  

Once again this year, young patients and their relatives were surprised with wonderful musical performances and delicious culinary delights on International Children's Cancer Day in the oncology ward of the University Children's Hospital. As darkness fell in the afternoon in the corridor of the children's hospital ward, a young group of light jugglers presented a captivating performance in their glowing costumes with laser lights, swinging ribbons and laser balls to the rousing music. Their performance earned plenty of applause, not only from the patients, but also from the hospital staff.

LichtjongleurinnenPhoto: Light jugglers during their dance performance.
Photographer: Melitta Schubert/UMMD

The subsequent performance by the music band "Ventura Fox" was an invitation to sing along. The band's three musicians interpreted songs by well-known artists and famous children's animated films with the powerful-voiced singer Antje Reich.

Band Ventura FoxPhoto: The music band "Ventura Fox" sings on the oncology ward at Magdeburg University Children's Hospital.
Photographer: Melitta Schubert/UMMD

This relaxed afternoon was made possible by the support of the Magdeburger Förderkreis krebskranker Kinder e.V. in cooperation with the team from the oncology children's ward at the University Children's Hospital. The motto of this event was a distraction from the daily hospital routine.

Background International Childhood Cancer Day

International Childhood Cancer Day, which was established in 2002, takes place every year on February 15. The aim of this day is to draw attention to children and young people with cancer and their families. Every year, around 500,000 people in Germany are diagnosed with cancer, including around 2,200 children and young people. Cancer is particularly malignant in the under-15 age group, as the tumor cells multiply extremely quickly. Leukemia (blood cancer), tumors of the brain and spinal cord and lymph node cancer are diagnosed most frequently.

MDR report

The Förderkreis krebskranke Kinder e.V. was founded in Magdeburg twelve years ago. The association supports families with a child suffering from cancer with great sensitivity. To mark International Childhood Cancer Day, MDR is presenting the important work of the association in a report.

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