Fearless in the fight
against children’s cancer
The Azaylia Foundation was created in August 2021 to fight childhood cancer, in memory of Azaylia Diamond Cain.
We are committed to advancing early diagnosis and new treatment availability in the UK, while at the same time supporting children fighting cancer by helping them access treatment not covered by the NHS.
We want to change a system that considers childhood cancer to be rare, and as a result, has been underfunding childhood cancer for too long.
CANCER IS THE
NUMBER ONE KILLER
OF CHILDREN IN THE UK
For under 15 year olds, there are 5 new cases diagnosed every day, and 4 deaths a week.
That does not feel rare, not to us, not to the families impacted, and not to the communities around them.
Yet childhood cancer receives less than 3% of cancer funding because institutionally, it is
still considered to be rare. As long as this remains the case, there won’t be enough funding
going towards new, gentler treatments meant for children, towards early diagnosis, towards
training GPs and their staff to spot cancer in children when it’s still curable.
Fixing this problem requires systemic change across government, institutions, media and the public.
As a foundation powered by a large community of supporters, we have the opportunity to work alongside
these groups and other childhood cancer charities to enable change through funding, awareness raising,
Our children are worth more than 3%