Meet our campaign stars
At Macmillan we believe that age is just a number, not an excuse to treat older people differently. That’s why we’re running the Age Old Excuse campaign calling for all older people with cancer to get the treatment that’s right for them. Here, the stars of our campaign tell their stories. Support people like them by joining our campaign.
Ena Mallett, 80, is a 7th Dan ju-jitsu practitioner and teaches martial arts classes. In the video below, Ena describes why she thinks age is just a number.
Our campaign calls
As the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer raises the issue of sub-standard care for older women with breast cancer, it’s even clearer that things need to change.
Our Age Old Excuse campaign was all about making this happen. We called for:
- Older people to be offered treatment and care based on their fitness rather than their age.
- Services to be made accessible to meet the needs of older people.
- Staff to be given the time and training needed to provide the best possible care.
Read more about our work with health professionals on this issue.
Read stories from older people about their cancer experiences.
More campaign stories
Mamy Rock, 72, is a nightclub DJ who has toured night clubs all over the world since taking up DJing at the age of 68. Watch our Youtube film where she shares her experiences.
Professor Geoffrey Palmer, 72, is a world renowned grain scientist and first class university lecturer. Watch our Youtube film and find out more about his life and why he thinks age is just a number.