Anyone still left in doubt about what Blue Day really means need only take a look at our front page picture today.
Chloe Challoner’s courage sums up what this annual fundraising event is all about and we’re sure many readers will be touched by her story.
This brave 10-year-old has already been through so much. But in spite of the rare bone cancer she was diagnosed with only eight months ago, her beaming smile still shines through.
We’re proud to support Blue Day and all that it stands for.
By helping the Tom Prince Cancer Trust work towards its £1m target, we’re delighted to know we’re helping children just like Chloe.
It’s hard to believe this is the fifth Blue Day we’ve helped Tom’s family to arrange.
Remember, every penny you donate goes to fund research into cancer and gives youngsters like Chloe hope for the future.
Today really is the day when you get to show children like her that you care.
We know thousands of you will be taking part in a wide range of fundraising events throughout the day and we’ll be on hand to capture many of those moments.
You’ll be having fun, showing your support for Portsmouth Football Club by turning our proud city blue and giving what you can to this great cause.
Tonight you’ll take to the streets for the Big Blue Walk and we’re hoping as many of you as possible will come out and show your support.
If you fancy a stroll, come along to the Blue Reef Aquarium, Southsea, at 6pm and join in.
You can download a sponsorship form from the Tom Prince Cancer Trust website, or just bring your wallet with you and make a donation as you cheer on those taking part.
News readers have taken Blue Day to their hearts and helped make this annual event into something we can all be very proud of.
Let’s do it for Chloe and all the other children out there who cope with so much while displaying the kind of fighting spirit – and smiles – we can all learn so much from.