Now, more than ever, people living with cancer need to be able to get the right treatment, care and support, at the right time.
Find out how you can take action to stop cancer becoming the forgotten ‘C’ in your nation.
1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, thousands of vital cancer treatments, appointments and care were postponed or cancelled.
The consequences of this disruption to cancer services are impossible to ignore. Macmillan hears every day from people in desperate need of support. People still aren’t able to get the timely support they need, and the emotional impact of the outbreak is continuing to take its toll on people already struggling.
That is why we are calling upon your local Mayoral Candidates to work with Macmillan to become a Cancer Champion.
The cancer care system is facing unprecedented challenges. The elections are a vital opportunity for us to join together to make sure candidates know that cancer matters during these elections, and beyond.
On 15 April, local Macmillan campaigners sent letters asking Mayoral candidates to take our 3 Pledges ahead of the elections in:
If you would like to be kept informed about our campaigns and take action, sign up as a Macmillan campaigner.
Macmillan are asking candidates for Mayor to make three pledges to ensure cancer doesn't become the forgotten 'C' when they are elected. The pledges are to:
By supporting our campaigns locally, you can help improve the day-to-day lives of people affected by cancer. We have answered some frequently asked questions below. If you need more support please get in touch.
If you’re not already signed up as one of our growing network of campaigners, take a minute to sign up today. As a campaigner, you will receive regular email updates on our campaigns and what you can do to help.
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Find out more about Macmillan's work to improve the lives of people living with cancer in your local area.
We want everyone with cancer to receive the right level of treatment and support, regardless of who they are and where they live. Signing up as a campaigner is just one way you can help.
We've got lots of opportunities to make your time matter with Macmillan. Find out about available opportunities to volunteer and apply today.
At Macmillan Cancer Support, we work with Government and politicians across the UK to improve care and support at every stage of the cancer journey.
Every campaign needs robust policy and research to back it up. At Macmillan Cancer Support, we listen to people affected by cancer and work together to improve cancer care and fight inequalities.
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