CanTeen is very excited to be involved with Bay Run again in 2013!
You can help support young people living with cancer by raising funds from your Bay Run challenge in 2013.
Raise $50 and you will receive a funky CanTeen bandana!
Online fundraising is an easy and fun way of raising funds, just follow these simple steps:
- Set up your online fundraising page
- Add a picture and blog update about why you are raising funds for CanTeen
- Send your online fundraising page link to friends, family and colleague’s where they can donate safely, leave a message on your page and receive a tax deducible receipt
The Difference You Could Make
$50 would be enough to send a young person living with cancer on a CanTeen Recreation day where they can take a break from the daily pressures of living with cancer.
$150 could go towards the cost of send a young person living with cancer on a CanTeen New Members Program. The program is an opportunity for young people to meet others going through similar situations as themselves and will often be the first time they have spoken about their cancer experience.
$500 would be enough to send one young person on a CanTeen Good Grief Program where they can learn about grief and loss associated with cancer.
Every year in Australia, thousands of young people are suddenly confronted with a cancer diagnosis. CanTeen offers a range of programs, services and resources to help young people aged 12-24 deal with the emotional, physical and practical issues of living with cancer, and take back control of their lives.
CanTeen Members are cancer patients themselves, the brothers and sisters, or sons and daughters of cancer patients, and those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Your fundraising will help raise vital funds so that CanTeen can continue to support young people like Jessica.
Jessica was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011 at the age of 15 and was thrown into the world of cancer and chemotherapy straight away.
‘When diagnosed with cancer, and every patient will agree with me I’m sure, all the thoughts in your mind are rushed, panicked and scared.
Jessica was first introduced to CanTeen when a CanTeen staff member came to visit her in the hospital. Jessica then enrolled and attend a CanTeen Camp.
‘The CanTeen camp was a big step for me, before becoming ill I was never confident, so going on a camp not knowing anyone else was very nerve racking. But of course, as promised, I was welcomed and I made friends just as easily as I’d hoped.
I met other people who had gone through cancer and survived, and also people who were dealing with cancer in other ways such as bereaved parents or siblings. It helped me realise that I’m not so outcast and most definitely not alone.’