Join Team Teenage Cancer Trust and help young people like Abigail
Every day, seven young people aged 13 to 24 hear the words "you have cancer".
Cancer can throw their lives into chaos. Even for those who recover, it can have a lasting impact on their futures. Without Teenage Cancer Trust, they might not get the clear communication, sense of control and individual support they need throughout a potentially life-threatening illness. And they might never meet another person their age who knows what they're going through.
Abigail was 12 when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in January 2021. She is currently being treated by Teenage Cancer Trust at University College London Hospital (UCLH) and is expected to finish maintenance treatment in April 2023.
"When I was moved to the Teenage Cancer Trust unit, I made friends with other young people on my bay and with my nurses and Youth Support Coordinators.
"I had Karl as one of my Youth Support Coordinators and he was great. When I was sad about losing my hair, he sat down with me and told me what to expect and he said it was OK for me to be feeling how I was feeling. He reassured me that it would grow back.
"When I finish treatment, I would love to go back to the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at UCLH to chat to other young people about my experience and try to help them with what they are going through."
With your support, we can help reach every young person facing cancer like Abigail. The donations you could raise would help fund specialised nurses, youth workers and hospital units in the NHS, so young people have dedicated staff and facilities to support them through treatment.
By signing up to our team today, you'll not only be helping young people with cancer – you'll also receive support from Teenage Cancer Trust from the moment you join the team until Marathon Day and beyond. This includes expert advice from our training partner, top fundraising tips and multiple cheer points along the course to help give you the boost you need. You'll also receive a post-marathon reception a few minutes from the Finish Line, where you can help yourself to some hot food and a much-deserved free massage.
Do something amazing and join our team today. To sign up now, click here.