Review: Macmillan Cancer SupportCancer Support, Cancer Websites — By nygal on September 8, 2009 at 7:23 am
Macmillan Cancer Support exists to help improve the lives of people living with cancer, their families and caregivers. Their primary focus for 2010 is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer.
Macmillan achieves these goals in many different ways. Their dedicated London Events team organizes special events. Celebrities such as Fashion designer Stella McCartney and Actress Kate Hudson raised over $75,000 on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support during London Fashion Week.
These two women took in a charity auction of Mary McCartney’s photographs of stylish British women including Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood and Helen Mirren.
Today, more people in the UK are living with cancer and one in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. Cancer affects us all and we can all help to make people’s experience of it better.
What’s more, cancer, and our experience of it, is changing. As the population ages, more people are getting cancer but, with the help of improvements in screening, diagnosis and treatment, more people are living longer with and after the disease.
This means that a growing number of people need more than just medical help; they also need information, practical, emotional and financial support. They’re often spending less time in hospital and more time at home – so cancer is becoming a part of more and more people’s daily lives.
By 2010 Macmillan Cancer Support hopes to to reach every single person who is diagnosed with cancer and to be there for them at every stage of their cancer journey, no matter who they are, what part of the country they live in, or what type of cancer they have. They will reach them by helping to make life better, in however large or small a way, through their services.
This help may come in ways they can see and touch, such as an information leaflet or specialist medical care and support.
There is a greater need than ever for their help. Visit: Macmillan Cancer Support
for more information.