Positive Steps

by Teens Unite Fighting Cancer
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Summary

Teens Unite supports young people aged 13-24 who are fighting cancer. Cancer redefines a young person's life, challenges their sense of identity, threatens their sense of belonging, when "fitting in" is everything to them, anxieties about their body image are heightened and all their relationships are challenged and impacted. Our work supports the young people, creates an incredibly strong community where cancer is not the thing that separates these young people, but the thing that unites them.

$20,000
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$7,055
remaining
113
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
5
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Challenge

For these young people, the cancer and the treatment are only part of the battle - 87% of young people diagnosed with cancer lose contact with their peers and 83% experience loneliness. 90% experience anxiety. 70% experience depression, and 95% experience a negative impact on their physical ability. And, 74% worry about the impact that cancer will have on their future employment.

Solution

Teens Unite's Positive Steps Program, formed of regular activities, is designed to help the young people progress, learn new skills, and benefit from the support of others who genuinely know what it is like to face cancer in your teenage and young adult years. The activities are designed to address the long-term effects of cancer which impact confidence, self-esteem, and motivation as well as the anxiety, depression and loneliness that so often accompany cancer and its treatment.

Long-Term Impact

Over 2,400 teens and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. The good news is that 84% survive for five years or more and preparing for a return to education or employment is an excellent way of enhancing well-being and increasing their chances of a successful future. We will give these young people with cancer the motivation, skills and confidence to return to education or employment, enabling them to plan for a successful future and increase their well-being.

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Organization Information

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Location: Broxbourne - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @teensunite
Project Leader:
Lesley Morris
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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