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Rock Your Shades for the Teenage Cancer Trust
For some, the teenage years are a whirlwind of socialising, stressing over exams and finding oneself.
For others, the teenage years are about going through grueling surgery, separation from family & friends, and staring facing in the face.
Every day in the UK, another six young people aged 13 to 24 are told they have cancer. That’s over 2,000 young people a year.
This is where the Teenage Cancer Trust comes in. It funds & builds specialist units for young people in NHS hospitals across the country (3 units & counting in Birmingham). Bringing together groups of teenagers with cancer, for each to make new friends who are going through the same thing so they can support each other.
Alongside all of this is a medical team of teenage cancer specialists who combine their knowledge to create a body of expertise that’s second to none.
Teenage Cancer Trust units, like their patients, are quite special. They’re thoroughly organised and warmheartedly driven with the sole priority of giving teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome.
We want every young person with cancer in this country to have that chance.
The event is advertised as an “indie night” perfect for young people who want a night out and want to make an impact with people their own age. Over 18s only.
A standard ticket costs £4, all of which goes to the charity and the venue is the Birmingham O2 Academy, on the 13th May 2011 and 20th May 2011.