HEAR MORE: Cavan and Monaghan ‘Light It Up Gold’ to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 

Cavan and Monaghan are both marking Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September by lighting up buildings throughout the county.

The civic offices in Carrickmacross are flying the flag for Monaghan, while Cavan Courthouse is lighting up for Cavan by illuminating both with a gold light at night for all of the children and families affected by childhood cancer in the region.

The Light it up gold campaign was first introduced in Ireland in 2013 by the Childhood Cancer Foundation.

However, landmarks around the world, such as Times Square and the Sydney Opera, will be lit up to show solidarity across the globe.

It is not only to raise awareness and raise much-needed funds but to also shine a light on the bravery of children in the country who are battling cancer.

Caroline Krieger spoke to Aaron McElroy on The Wider View about the initiative: