Blog: Join us for the #KidsCancerPain Thunderclap

July 25th, 2016

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Children with cancer experience pain, often severe and prolonged, over the course of their disease and treatment. Unfortunately, we know that children with cancer don’t always receive the best pain management possible, and that parents are often looking for more solutions at a time when they are stressed and exhausted.

We will be addressing this problem through a social media campaign for parents: “Making Cancer Less Painful For Kids” (#KidsCancerPain). The Cancer Knowledge Network (@cancerkn) is partnering with a research team of internationally known health researchers and clinicians led by Dr. Christine Chambers (IWK Health Centre; @DrCChambers) and Dr. Jennifer Stinson (SickKids; @DrJenStinson) to bring the best research evidence about children’s cancer pain to parents who need it. Over the next 12 months, we will be bringing parents the very best, cutting-edge research evidence about children’s cancer pain – what causes it, common myths, how to assess it, how to treat it, and more!

We’re asking people to join our Thunderclap to help share the 1st blog and video on our new #KidsCancerPain webpage that will go live on July 27th.

A Thunderclap is an organized social media event that allows a single message to be mass shared, flash‐mob style, so it is heard above the noise online, makes a statement, and gets noticed. By having everyone share the same message at the same time, Thunderclap helps to create action and awareness.

It’s easy to join! Just click on this link:

You can choose to be a part of the #KidsCancerPain Thunderclap on Twitter, Facebook, or both! Just add your name to the Thunderclap and that’s it – now you will be part of our message that will be amplified and help us reach over a million people. The link will allow you to automatically schedule a tweet to be posted at the designated date (July 27th) and time (9 pm Eastern) – You don’t need to remember or be online to do it then! Thunderclap posts it for

More questions about Thunderclap? Watch a short explanatory video: It only takes 5 minutes to join and it’s completely safe. When you sign up you are simply allowing the site to post one single tweet or Facebook post on your behalf and will only use your information from your friend lists to calculate your reach. Then on the same day, at the exact same time, everyone who has joined will have the same message posted causing a ripple over social media and reaching people far and wide.