Gold for first across the line,
Gold for a wedding band,
Gold for 50 years in time,
Gold for the holiday sand.
Yes Gold normally signifies wealth,
Yes Gold’s a reward for success
Yet Gold’s a colour for childhood ill health,
A Gold ribbon to represent:
Those who fight to cross the line,
Those who dream of wearing the band,
Sadly 50 years may be an elusive time,
Angel footprints on heaven’s sand.
So glow Gold for all of September,
For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,
Wear your ribbon and always remember
The ordeals faced by too many, too young.