Posted on Friday 18 January 2019
Young cancer patients from across the UK display artwork for World Cancer Day
Artwork from young artists across the UK, who have all experienced cancer, is to be showcased at three special events, hosted by CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, to mark World Cancer Day.
The CLIC Sargent Art Exhibition takes place in Belfast and Manchester on Thursday 24 January, and the final event will take place in London on this year’s World Cancer Day, Monday 4 February.
The events will celebrate the talents of young people who have experienced cancer, all of whom have been supported by CLIC Sargent.
Young artists have been invited to create their very own piece of art relating to the theme of ‘change’. Key members of the local community, as well as friends and family, will be in attendance on the night.
Art pieces will be themed around key moments in a young person’s cancer journey and representations of how they deal with life after cancer. There will also be poetry readings and musical performances.
World Cancer Day
This World Cancer Day, CLIC Sargent is talking about relapse and how young cancer patients and their families who’ve dealt with this have to face the financial and emotional burden of cancer coming back.
Cancer costs families an average of £600 a month during treatment. These costs hit even harder for families going through cancer more than once. Three quarters of parents and over half of young people found managing their finances during treatment caused them additional stress and anxiety. The emotional impact of the diagnosis is even more devastating alongside the stresses of dealing with the financial burden again.
Next week CLIC Sargent will launch a new report about the financial impact of relapse.
The public is being asked to ‘band together’ and show their support for young lives facing cancer by wearing their very own Band Against Cancer wristband. Bands are available on CLIC Sargent’s online shop and high street charity shops, as well as through partners Morrisons, J D Wetherspoon, and select Ernest Jones and H Samuel stores.
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World Cancer Day
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