Monday 4 February is World Cancer Day – this is an international day of awareness to highlight the effects of cancer and empower people to come together and take action.
Cancer can make a young person feel like a ‘normal’ life is an impossible dream – this is the challenge thousands of young people face every year and is why the support of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is vital during recovery.
Thankfully survival rates are increasing which means there are more young people like Libby who need our support!
Months and even years of grueling treatment saves lives but destroys confidence and strips away independence. Young people are cocooned and endlessly told what they can’t do because of their illness.
The impact of cancer doesn’t suddenly STOP when treatment is over…
For young people like Wen, the long term support of the Trust can be a lifeline.
Connecting with young people who have shared similar experiences is an important part of the healing process, allowing young people to adjust and process the trauma of their experiences to help them rebuild their lives and confidence after cancer treatment.
You’ve seen why what we do is so vital, but we can only do it with your help.