"My name's Jacq, and I work for Monarch Airlines. I’m attempting to break records at the London Marathon tomorrow – wish me luck! Three of my colleagues and I are hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon time in a Four Person Costume - we all work as captains and cabin crew, so unsurprisingly our costume is an aeroplane! My brother Paul was diagnosed with Leukaemia...
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Gillian Cosby
Vania Miteva
Kerry McDermott
With the London Marathon taking place tomorrow and other marathons and running events happening in cities across the UK over the next few weeks, it’s fair to say Team Macmillan are in full blown running mode.

Every year, thousands of our amazing supporters lace up and hit the pavements, all in the name of helping us support people affected by cancer. This year, those supporters include 6...
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With the London Marathon taking place tomorrow and other marathons and running
Leighanne Mills
Following treatment for head and neck cancer, problems may arise with your speech, voice or ability to swallow. For many, the side effects of treatment can be worrying and you may have lots of questions.

Jennifer is a Speech and Language therapist and one of the experts on our Online Community. She's available to answer any questions you may have. Simply head over to the Online Community to...
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Following treatment for head and neck cancer problems may arise with your

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Valerie Welsby
Linda Eldridge
Kathy Holsgrove
One marathon is enough of a challenge, right? Not for Gary McKee.

Gary has taken on the incredible challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 days - today is his 98th! Like all of Gary's amazing fundraising over the years, the challenge is inspired by his dad, who sadly passed away in 2003. Gary's dad would have been 80 this year and it's been 20 years since his dad's cancer diagnosis: 20...
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David Watson
Michael Riley
Denis Rush
Sometimes your friend or family member with cancer may have to say no to coffee or dinner, but you should keep inviting them! Like Purvi says, don’t assume they won’t be able to come, and give them the choice to say ‘no sorry, not today’. Being thought of still counts for a lot.

Read more on how to reach out to a loved one with cancer in our Tip of the Week:
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Jo Merrifield
Wendy Irving
Suzanne Goodin
Today is Volunteer Recognition Day and here at Macmillan, our volunteers are our heroes. They generously give their time in a wide range of ways, each helping to support people affected by cancer.

Jim is a 61 year-old retired train driver from London. He's also one of our Online Community Champions. Today, we wanted to share the blog post Jim wrote for us about his role, and what being one of...
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Today is Volunteer Recognition Day and here at Macmillan our volunteers are

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There are only 4 days to go until this year’s London Marathon and the Expo is now open! If you’re running as part of Team Macmillan be sure you stop by and say hello when collecting your race number.

If you’re coming along on Sunday, don’t forget to check your travel plans and give yourself plenty of time to find a good spot or join us at one of our cheer points. Good luck, Team Macmillan,...
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There are only 4 days to go until this years London Marathon
Sarah Johnson
Dave Holdich
Nick Jones
“They understand when no one else does” – Kiran, about the Macmillan Online Community.

If you are bereaved or have survived cancer, our Online Community is here for you too, so you don’t have to face cancer alone [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
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Rosemary Lambert
Sunday 23rd April is this year's London Marathon. Over 800 amazing Team Macmillan runners will be taking part, including Hannah and her boyfriend, David.

When Hannah was 18 years old, she was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and spent years trying to hide her illness. Now, at 26 and living with cancer, she's taking on her first Marathon for Macmillan.

She's shared these inspiring...
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Sunday 23rd April is this years London Marathon Over 800 amazing Team
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Annette Bayfield
Pam Jones
Sometimes it's easier to talk to someone who understands. Our Online Community is here over the bank holiday for you 24/7. Just go to community.macmillan.org.uk to speak to others affected by cancer, whether you are living with cancer, a carer, family member or friend.

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Karen Jessup
‘I thought I'd contracted some sort of stomach bug and it was persisting and persisting… I was meant to come in to get my results and they went, “Yes, it's not good. You’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer and now you're going into surgery.”’ – Thom, diagnosed in May 2010

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. The bowel is part of our digestive system and is made up of two parts; the small...
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Sarah Richardson
Pamela Walker Jones
We'd like to you all a pleasant Bank Holiday and Happy Easter. The Macmillan Support Line will be open again from 9am on Tuesday 18th April.

If you or a loved one are affected by cancer and need support whilst the support line is closed, our Online Community is open 24/7 and is here for you. Please visit [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
Wed like to you all a pleasant Bank Holiday and Happy Easter
It's sometimes hard to talk about sex when you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer. Often, you might have questions which you find hard to ask.

Lorraine is a nurse specialist and psychosexual nurse on our Online Community who specialises in men's cancer and sex. It's simple to ask Lorraine questions about the physical and emotional side of sex if cancer has affected you in any way....
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Yvon Jo Descamps
Dawn Johnston
Maria Chamberlain
'The Macmillan booklet made it clear that it could be unfair dismissal' - Terry, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2010.

Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be. In the United Kingdom, people with cancer are protected from unfair treatment at work by the Equality Act 2010 (England, Scotland, Wales) or the Disability Discrimination Order 2006 (Northern Ireland).

Unfortunately, not...
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When Florencia was diagnosed with bone cancer, she found help at the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. Paula, the volunteer coordinator, gave Florencia practical support when she really needed it, even offering to drive her home from treatment.

Since May last year, we've been working with Paterson's Shortbread who have so far raised an...
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When Florencia was diagnosed with bone cancer she found help at the
Dennis Clifford
“She was treating my arm, but it was more than that” – Diane, about her Macmillan Physiotherapist, Clare.

Read how Clare was able to help Diane, so she didn't have to face pain after chemotherapy alone: [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
‘17th August 2014, a day I will never forget. After many tests and scans, I was eventually told the words no-one wants to hear – “I’m afraid you have cancer.”’

To mark Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week, Kieran has shared the story of his experience of being diagnosed with testicular cancer, the treatments involved, and how his friendship with Juan helped him cope.
17th August 2014 a day I will never forget After many tests

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Derrick White
Chris Pearce
Gary Martin
There are now just two weeks to go before this year's Virgin Money London Marathon. Our Team Macmillan runners are ready, the supporters for our cheer points are ready, and we can't wait to be a part of the day with you all.

If you're looking for a running challenge that's like a marathon, but not quite, why not sign up for OutRun May? Pledge to run a set number of miles over the month of May...
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We need your help. We want to improve our support resources for people affected by cancer, so we're running an online research study with University of Surrey . We are looking for participants who have received a cancer diagnosis before. If you'd like to get involved, please find out more and register your interest here before the 12th April: [ Typeform.com Link ]
We need your help We want to improve our support resources for
Sharon Maris
William Nayles
Sarah Fallows
We’re sending a massive thank you to the National Garden Scheme for its outstandingly generous donation of £500,000! The funds will help build the NGS Macmillan Unit, a pioneering Macmillan information and support unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire, to which the NGS is donating an amazing £1.5 million in total.

We’re so grateful to the National Garden Scheme for their...
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Were sending a massive thank you to the National Garden Scheme for