There are more than 360,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year, that's nearly 990 every day*. Quick and straightforward information about what people with cancer can do right now to start making a positive difference to their wellbeing can be crucial.
Thanks to you 100’s of men, women, girls and boys with cancer can make informed decisions about their cancer care options and follow an integrated approach to support them through cancer and help regain control of their lives. Every person’s cancer is unique to them. It’s not a one size fits all, so it’s essential to work with them to find out what is best for them as individuals – to help them take part in their choice of cancer care and to support them along the way.
Recently we helped Jane, a mum with of three children who was diagnosed with breast cancer. With professionals supporting her and with her being involved from the start in the direction she would take, a tailor-made programme was put together for her, one where she would be monitored by her health team and supported by Yes to Life when she needed it. She also didn’t have to worry about additional cost for things not covered by the NHS as Yes to Life supported her through their small grants funding scheme. Supporters like yourself have provided her with the option to take this path and to gaining her health and wellbeing.
Every day, your support helps others just like Jane and everyone who comes to Yes to Life for support.
“I discovered Yes to Life, who offered to help with a range of other alternative approaches. I had a consultation with Patricia Peat from Cancer Options and started on some different therapies.
This was substantially funded by Yes to Life which was a massive help as I had to leave my job. I was too exhausted to work and needed to focus on my recovery. My husband and I also attended a wonderful cookery workshop organised by Yes to Life which we found useful and enjoyed very much.
Yes to Life has proved itself to be a caring, well informed organisation. For me, it has been a lifeline at a very confusing and scary time.” Jane
Would you be willing to make a special donation of £10 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and help 1,000 more cancer patients this year?
Today, we are launching our 2018 appeal. Our goal is to help an additional 1,000 mothers, fathers, sons and daughters to make informed decisions about their cancer care options and to access a tailored, integrated programme. Even though we helped over 1,00 people last year, there are still thousands that we couldn’t help, because we don’t have the resources to do so.
That’s why our goal for this campaign is to raise £50,000. If we can, we will be able to provide our services to an additional 1,000 people. Joe, we need your help to get us there and make this happen.
We simply cannot do this without you. Your support will make a real, lasting impact on the lives of those people who want to find the best possible way to get well.
So please, will you donate £10 or whatever you can afford today? Every penny donated will go towards helping someone.
We thank you so much for your support in helping us reach our goal.
* Data from CRUK www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/incidence