For every young person we can help, there’s another we can’t.
Join the Teenage Cancer Trust team at the 2019 Bath Half Marathon and together, we can make sure every young person with cancer gets the care they deserve.
Here are our top 3 reasons for joining our team:
- You’ll help young people with cancer.
- You’ll get an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust running top.
- You’ll have an amazing race day experience. We’ll be cheering you on along the route and have free refreshments at the end and a sports massage for those weary legs.
Cancer sucks. When you’re young, a cancer diagnosis shatters everything. Just when life should be about fun, friends and the future, you’re suddenly faced with a world of fear.
Our cancer units in NHS hospitals, like the one at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, have set the standard for years. We’re talking bright colours, big sofas, the latest movies, friends welcome 24/7, communal kitchens, specialist nurses who really know what teenagers care about and need and other young people who understand what’s on your mind. This support is world-leading.
But half of young cancer patients aren’t treated in our units. Many receive treatment in hospitals where there’s no specialist treatment or facilities for young people. It can be a deeply isolating experience.
So it’s time to go further. We’ve got one ambition: reach every young person with cancer, wherever they are in the UK.
We’ve piloted a new way of working, with our experts traveling to local hospitals and patients’ homes across the UK. The great news? It works.
So we’re rolling the scheme out, and with your support we can finish the job.
So don’t doubt it, by joining the team at the 2019 Bath Half Marathon – you will transform young people’s lives. Forever.