THE ROBIN CANCER TRUST
Sara Hawkins

Sara Hawkins

Save Lives instead of sending Christmas Cards

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Funded

  • Target
    £100
  • Raised so far
    £119
  • Number of donors
    9
  • My Story

I was diagnosed with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer called Germ Cell Cancer at the age of 35 in 2018.

I was a fit, healthy and active person. Cancer did not even cross my mind. 
 

WHAT I AM ASKING FOR:

I am asking you to consider not sending Christmas Cards this year and instead make a donation to my online page or indeed throw me some cash that I can donate on your behalf. You can explain to your friends that you aren’t sending cards this year, but this is just because you are AN ABSOLUTE LEGEND and you have had a part to play in reducing embarrassment around some of the symptoms of these kinds of cancers, raising awareness and saving lives of young men and women in the U.K. People like me.


My story is a happy one. Due to early detection I was able to have two major abdominal surgeries and I am clear of Cancer 🤞🏻 Although Chemotherapy was planned, it did not have to go ahead due to the success of the surgery. This is all down to the early recognition. I now have to be very closely monitored and hospitals and the C word are part of my every day life but things are looking good 🤞🏻

see my blog at:   https://kickinggermcellovariancanceruk.wordpress.com/

I want to support The Robin Cancer Trust in their mission to raise £10000 in so that they can reach out to 1 million young adults in 2020 to raise awareness, reduce embarrassment and save lives.

Now there are so many who aren't so lucky. Young men and women who were not aware of their "normal", who did not feel they had the conifdence to seek medical advice due to embarrassment factor associated with some of these cancers. Embarrassment can kill.

The Robin Cancer Trust are the UK's only Germ Cell awareness charity. 
 

Through attending events, using the power of social media and delivering awareness talks, we raise awareness of testicular and ovarian cancers in young adults. Our dedicated campaigns highlight the importance of early detection, promote awareness of the signs and symptoms and tackle the ’embarrassment factor’ in young men and women.

 

The ever inspiring Freeman family set the charity Up and this is their story:

The Robin Cancer Trust was founded in 2012 by the Freeman family following the untimely death of their son and brother, Robin Freeman, aged just 24.

Robin was diagnosed in the prime of his life in 2011 with a Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumour (a grapefruit-sized tumour in his chest). Following 10 months in treatment, including several rounds of chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant, he was told there was nothing else his medical team could do. He passed away surrounded by his loved ones on December 10th 2011.

His family promised him that ‘he would never just be a photograph on the wall’ and that something good would be born of his tragedy. Robin inspires us to raise awareness, reduce embarrassment and save young lives through the early detection of germ cell cancers.

We want to prevent another family from going through what we did.

 

https://www.therobincancertrust.org/

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