Being told you have cancer is a life-changing event.
Being told you have cancer in your 20s, 30s or 40s brings its own set of challenges. Isolation, fertility, returning to work, dating, looking after parents and children, finishing your education or building your career are tough issues. Too old for specialist help aimed at teenagers but too young for standard cancer support initiatives, you might easily feel that you are alone. You're not!
Our vision is that every adult in the UK diagnosed with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s can access the help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle, and are a part of a confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults with cancer.
Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone living with any cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring.
Learn more about Shine here.