30 Apr 2013 Pallet-Tracks Charity Partner for 2013
Around 8,550 people are diagnosed with cancer in Birmingham, Sandwell and the Black Country every year and they need Macmillan’s help to provide treatment and support.
Cancer is becoming a part of more and more people’s daily lives, which means the support they need is changing. Macmillan is 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, Macmillan helps carers, families and communities, guiding people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. Macmillan funds nurses and other specialist health care professionals and builds cancer care centres giving so much more than medical help.
People need practical support at home and Macmillan provides anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital. People need emotional support, to be listened too, be given advice and share information though cancer support specialists the website and trained professionals. People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, Macmillan is able to give benefits advice and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs. Together Macmillan listens, learns and acts to help people live with cancer.
Macmillan is a force for change, listening to people affected by cancer and working together to improve cancer care. People who live with cancer are experts by experience. Macmillan uses this knowledge to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. This could be anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room, to bringing about changes in the law.
We are all affected. We can all help; Pallet-Track has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity partner for 2013.