Why Macmillan Cancer Support?

Graham’s cancer diagnosis came too late. It had already taken over much of his body, and as a result he and the family were left with options that would simply only extend the prognosis rather than cure him. While we hoped and prayed for a miracle the doctors attempted to use radiotherapy and powerful drugs to suppress the spread of the disease, but was just a few weeks between diagnosis and that dreadful day that the cancer took Graham from us.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They want to reach and improve the lives of every person who gets and is affected by cancer.

They are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It’s not only patients who live with cancer; they also help carers, families and communities. They guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. They fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres.

People need practical support at home, so they provide anything from some precious time off for a carer to a lift to hospital. People need emotional support, so they listen, advise and share information though their cancer support specialists, website and trained professionals. People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so they give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.

We have chosen to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as a thank you for what they did for us while Graham was ill. They were able to offer support and advice for Graham and the rest of us. It was their literature that helped us understand what was happening. And they were available for us to talk to from the point of diagnosis and right through til he had gone, and since.

We want to help Macmillan Cancer Support make a difference those who are affected by cancer in Graham’s memory.

Half of all the money raised as a result of this Memorial Ride will go straight to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please help us make that total a great one by donating what you can.

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