How you can help save young lives on World Cancer Day with Clic Sargent
Tomorrow (4th February 2017) is World Cancer Day.
During the day 11 children and young people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer. From the awful moment of diagnosis they will be fighting for their lives, while one of our favourite charities, CLIC Sargent, fights tirelessly to limit the damage this cancer causes.
Cancer doesn't affect just the health of the patients. When cancer strikes a young person or child it affects their siblings, parent, friends and schoolmates. Everyone feels the pain in some way or another. CLIC Sargent pay for families to stay near specialist hospitals so that they don't have to be apart. They provide specialist nurses and care workers so parents can have some time away from the ward and they also do simple things like provide play workers or wigs so that children with cancer may feel normal during chemo or radiotherapy.
This World Cancer Day CLIC Sargent are asking everyone to show unity with them in the fight against childhood cancer by wearing one of their unity bands. It's a simple thing but it means a lot, and will help to pay for the amazing work they do. They are also highlighting the financial impact of cancer on young people and their families. When cancer strikes young lives the additional costs can devastate families financially. It can cost them an extra £600 a month as a result of a cancer diagnosis - and we don’t believe that’s right. Help us stand up for young cancer patients and their families this World Cancer Day.