I support and fundraise for three charities: one that is breast cancer specific, one that is all about finding the cure for all cancers, and one that helps and supports people dancing with cancer. If you are making a donation as payment for me speaking at your event, or want to donate on my behalf to show your support, please choose the charity whose work resonates most for you.
Breast Cancer Hope was founded by Kefah Mokbel, the surgeon who removed the cancer from my breast and in so doing probably saved my life. He’s a brilliant man, and this charity is dedicated to supporting research into the causes and early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
To donate to Breast Cancer Hope please click here.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research, supporting research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses.
Around 285,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK. Cancer Research UK works hard to improve an understanding of cancer and develop better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.
To donate to Cancer Research UK please click here.
Maggie’s is a network of centres providing practical and emotional support to anyone affected by cancer (including friends and family). Each centre is run by professional staff and is situated alongside an NHS Cancer Hospital. The programme of support is free and people are welcome to use as much or as little as they wish.
Professional staff are always on hand to talk about any aspect of cancer. Maggies’s Centres offer a range of information and support, on a one-to-one and group basis – support groups, one-to-one support, advice on benefits, or sessions on relaxation, stress management and nutrition, or relaxing at our kitchen table with a mug of tea and a biscuit.
To donate to Maggie’s Centres please click here.
Maybe you could look into the Love Hope Strength Foundation – a rock music cancer charity set up by 2 guys who have fought cancer. The foundation has been going for 3 years and has set up a successfull bone marrow drive in USA and is trying to do the same in the UK. They have rocked Snowdon 4 times, Rocked the Empire State building, Rocked Everest and last October they rocked Kilimanjaro all in aid of cancer.
Their philosopy is that everyone deserves a chance of surviving cancer, it shouldnt matter where you live and they are aiming to provide resources world wide and have done so much already.
It is a worth while charity and I hope you will consider giving it your support
Hey Stephanie – great site…i’ll save it to my favourites!
Currently i’m on Chemo, having been through Raditheraphy last year and Hormone Therapy for the past year. It’s all a bit of a bu@@er, but like you recommend i try to stay positive, eat well and exercise.
I’ve also found a lot of comfort in the company that i keep of people in a similar, or often, i perceive worse situation, and of the good friends who understand that Cancer Isn’t Just For Christmas…but rather it’s a longhaul that tests the endurance of friends and relationships as well as your own strength of character.
I find your site positive and informative in an entertaining way. Which for me is so important : i need to keep my sense of humour and positive, glass half full optimism if i’m going to get through this succesfully. Like me i hope that there’s a positivity in the general population, of the good things – the things that i’d never have positively experienced, and the great people i’d never of met – in having to battle this awful condition.
I’ve done a couple of newspaper aricles for Maggies, as well as helping with a BBC LifeLine Appeal (search on YouTube for Maggies and BBC LifeLine) and hope that despite recognising the solitude and loneliness that accompanies cancer that i’ve also come over as being thankful, inspiring and fun.
I wish you every success for this Blog. Cheers.