Teens Unite Launches New Digital Support for Young Cancer Patients

Story posted: 21.04.20

Teens Unite Staying Together

The stark reality of life right now means that society is beginning to get a sense of the isolation and anxiety experienced by so many cancer patients throughout the UK. In the last 30 years cancer incidence rates have increased by a staggering 70%, with more than 2,600 new cases diagnosed annually in teenagers and young adults nationwide.

At a time when we are actively being told to distance ourselves and remain isolated, those young people fighting cancer are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and loneliness. Relationships, connections and community support are essential to both preventing and tackling loneliness and depression.

Creating a Community

Teens Unite brings together young people who are fighting cancer so that they can meet others who genuinely understand what it’s like to face cancer in your teenage years. The Charity was created to support these young people, give them a chance to be ‘normal’, to spend time with their friends away from hospitals and treatment, to have fun and build friendships. Teens Unite creates a community where these young people fit in, where cancer is not the thing that makes them different, but the thing that unites them.

Staying Connected

At a time where we are not able to fulfil our primary activities we have already launched new digital meet ups for our beneficiaries to access. Our programme will be a mix of interactive online video sessions, such as Yoga for beginners, Q&As with nutritionists, skincare specialists etc, as well as fun projects to do offline and e-learning opportunities. We’ll also be hosting group ‘meet ups’ online so we can chat and catch up on all things Teens and keep everyone connected.

You Can Help Them #StayUnited

We expect the days, weeks and months ahead to be testing but even more so for those young people fighting cancer. We know that working together to support each other we will meet the many challenges we will face. 

The young people we support will STILL be going through cancer treatment and will STILL have all those hurdles to face, as well as coping with the concerns coronavirus has brought with it.

Now more than ever there is the chance that many young people will be feeling increasingly isolated and we are determined to help everyone stay united and keep connected.  So, we are looking into how we can take your fundraising activities online but also ask that at such a difficult time for our young people donations are vital so that we can continue to be there for everyone that needs us.

We are currently supporting more than 1000 young people fighting cancer. At this time, with our normal fundraising activities on hold, we need to raise £10,000 to keep them connected and stay united.

Looking at it another way, that’s just £10 for each teen.  Help us to help more of these young people fighting cancer to stay united and live their best life.

Please donate via our GoFundMe appeal – the Teens need you more now than ever.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/staying-united-through-covid19

To find out more about Teens Unite, please visit www.teensunite.org


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