Meet Grazia, the founder of Sisters Abreast, Macmillan's new support group in Brighton for women under the age of 40 with breast cancer.

As Grazia says, a breast cancer diagnosis is tough at any age, but it can feel even more overwhelming for young women. Sisters Abreast is a group for young women run by young women who understand.

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In July 2016, Macmillan teamed up with kitchenware supplier Dexam International to raise valuable funds to help people affected by cancer. For every sale of the Dexam Spiralizer, 'the perfect modern gadget for health conscious cooks', Macmillan receives a kind donation which goes directly to support our vital services.

By the end of 2016, Dexam had already raised a fantastic £6,400 through...
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After Freya finished treatment, her motivation and energy levels were low. Discovering that she couldn’t walk upstairs without sitting to catch her breath was also really difficult. So Freya made it her mission to rebuild her fitness, trying every Olympic sport women competed in at Rio 2016 along the way! Read Freya's story and her tips on getting more active in our Tip of the Week:

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Treatment for cancer can cause both mental and physical side effects. Following his treatment for throat cancer, Colin thought he'd have to give up his life long passion for music, as he just didn't have the strength or energy.

Colin joined Move More West Suffolk and worked with physiotherapist, Anna, to help rebuild his strength and confidence. Now, he not only works with one band, but two!...
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For many people with cancer, keeping active can reduce tiredness and anxiety, and help to strengthen the body. But sometimes it's difficult to know where to start. This Healthy Weight Week, why not try a short Health Walk with others affected by cancer? No one should face cancer alone.

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More than one in three of us will get cancer, and for most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. Today, make Blue Monday Green Monday and join our team in helping make sure no one faces cancer alone.

To see how you can get involved, visit [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
We want to say a massive congratulations to Macmillan nurse Fiona Haston, long-time Macmillan supporter Joyce Rothschild, and celebrated chef Tony Singh for their recognition in the New Year's Honours List!

Fiona and Joyce have both been awarded a British Empire Medal in recognition of their amazing work. Fiona is the Macmillan Lead for the Head and Neck Cancer Service across NHS Lothian and...
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It’s sometimes hard to know what’s right for your body after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, but we're here to help. Clare, our physiotherapist, is ready to answer your questions about exercise and how to get fit on the Online Community this month.

To ask Clare a question about getting active, visit [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
Was your New Year's Resolution to give something up in January? Why not put the pennies you've saved to good use and support our nurses?

Beverly and our other wonderful Macmillan nurses can be a lifeline to people living with cancer. With your kind donations, we can be there for more people who need us.

To donate, please visit macmillan.org.uk/nurse
And they’re off! Twelve brave men and women have signed up for the Best Western GB & Macmillan Ride of their Lives. On Saturday 17th June, they’ll be racing against each other on thoroughbred racehorses – in front of 25,000 people at York Races!

They're raising money for Macmillan to take part and we wish them the best of luck. Their first challenge? Getting to grips with a mechanical horse!
Having a January clear-out? We’re asking our lovely supporters to help turn their unwanted clothes into support, by filling up a Macmillan Clothes Aid bag. So far, we’ve raised over £1million from unwanted clothes, all to help support people affected by cancer. But what happens to your clothes once you donate them? Watch Clothes Aid’s animation to find out!

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The Macmillan Mammoth Quiz is back, and we want you to get involved. This New Year, why not sign up to take part in the largest simultaneous quiz on February 24th 2017?

Registering is easy and we'll send you out everything you need to make your quiz a success. All you have to do is find a venue and chose who you'll invite! For more information and to get signed up visit our website.

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1357/mammothquiz

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Over 2,800 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. If you or someone you love has been affected by cervical cancer, we are here to help you with information and support, so no one has to face it alone. This National Cervical Health Awareness Month, don’t forget to check symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment on our website.

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New Year, new you? Do something amazing this year by joining our incredible team of volunteers collecting at Argos stores across the UK for 3 hours on Sat 21 January, and help us raise money for people affected by cancer.

Simply click on the link below to sign up and make a real difference in 2017.
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We're working with Cwm Taf University Health Board in Wales to plan a fantastic £6.75m specialist care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital near Llantrisant.

The state-of-the-art unit would provide specialist palliative care for people with incurable cancer and other life-limiting conditions. Cancer patients in the Rhondda currently receive excellent palliative care at Y Bwthyn Pontypridd...
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We don’t often hear about someone running 12 marathons for Macmillan, but that’s exactly what Hannah Maynard did throughout 2016! Hannah completed a marathon every month, racing around London, the South of England, Berlin and Amsterdam, all before ending with a marathon alongside her friends on New Year’s Eve - ‘the perfect way to finish the year’.

Hannah’s mum was diagnosed with breast...
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Have you set yourself a target to get fitter, move a little more or try something new in 2017? Stay motivated whilst doing something amazing to help people affected by cancer and sign up to be part of Team Macmillan this year.

There's plenty of events to get involved in. From runs and swims to cycles and hikes, there's something for everyone regardless of what level you're at. Head over to...
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This Motivation and Inspiration Day, inspire others to give their help and support to someone affected by cancer by sharing your tips on The Source: [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
How will you help make sure no one faces cancer alone in 2017? From being a better listener to spending more time with your family – make it your New Year's Resolution. Share your New Year Resolutions in the comments below to inspire others.
"Offering emotional support is another vital part of my job" - Shez, a Macmillan nurse.

No one should face cancer alone. You can always find information and support on our website: [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]