Article by Matt Rigby
January 7, 2019 at 11:21 am
Tags: brighton half marathon, charity
Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than your health – it can also affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills. But you’re still you. Macmillan get that. And, after over 100 years of helping people through cancer, we get what’s most important: that you’re treated as a person, not just a patient. We’re here to help you find your best way through from the moment of diagnosis, so you’re able to live life as fully as you can.
Life with Cancer
Life doesn’t stop just because you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Seeing friends, supporting family, and finding a way to pay the bills are still important, even if you’re living with a terminal diagnosis.
You may have cancer, but you are still you, with a life to lead, friends to see, family who need you and people to love. Because life with cancer is still life, and we will help you live it.
How you can help
With 2.5 million people currently living with cancer we need your support more than ever. By running and fundraising for Team Macmillan in the Brighton Half you will help us support even more people affected by cancer. JOIN US NOW!
In return we’ll support you every step of the way – our amazing runners receive:
- A fundraising pack full of all the resources you need to smash your fundraising target
- A free Team Macmillan technical running vest or t-shirt, plus iron on letters to customise your kit
- Access to the Macmillan training zone to make sure you are fighting fit on race day
- Newsletters to keep you up to date with Macmillan news and activities
- The best support on race day from our world-famous cheer-points
- Exclusive access to our hospitality marquee on race day with much needed refreshments and high fives a plenty.
So help us make history and smash our £130,000 fundraising target which could:
- help run a large Macmillan information and support centre for a year
- support our cancer support specialists run our Macmillan Support Line phone service for a week, answering 2,807 calls and emails from people who want questions answered, need practical or financial support, or just want to chat.
- pay for a Macmillan nurse for three years, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.