Youth Against Cancer Week - October 2014

As a youth cancer charity, supporting teenagers and young adults with cancer throughout the UK, we know it is very important to raise cancer awareness among young people. Details of how schools can take part in the campaign can be found below.

Our Youth Against Cancer campaign aims to raise awareness of the signs of cancer in young people and to encourage a more healthy lifestyle, as well as raising funds to support people of their age with cancer.

Can your school take part in the Youth Against Cancer campaign and encourage your young people to join the fight against cancer and support other young people just like them, who are dealing with the harsh realities of cancer; by raising awareness and much needed funds…?

Here’s how you can join the fight….

Take part in National Youth Against Cancer Week (13 - 19 October 2014)

National Youth Against Cancer week is the 13 - 19 October 2014, a week of youth dedicated fundraising and raising awareness of cancer in young people. Schools and colleges up and down the country will be taking part in a host of different events and we would love your school to join us. Participation can be as simple as displaying ‘Check Yourself Tuesday’ awareness posters or holding a non-uniform day. Or perhaps your school could host a ‘Youth Against Cancer Run’ in the run up to ‘Youth Against Cancer Week’.

Youth Against Cancer Run

Hold a one mile sponsored fun run on any day of the year. The event could be teamed with a healthy lifestyle campaign in school. The charity can provide sponsor forms and certificates for all participants.

Every day 7 young people are told they have cancer. Money raised from Youth Against Cancer activities will be invested in to research, support projects and future awareness campaigns of cancer in young people. The Trust supports the 39 hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland who admit young cancer patients.

To request a Youth Against Cancer pack, please contact Helen at The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust by emailing or by calling 01484 510013.


Published: 04/06/2014
Audience: ALL
Contact: Laura Crane Trust

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