Above & Beyond Cancer Foundation was founded in October 2013 by Karen Chin & Jayne Proctor and was born out of their own experiences with a cancer diagnosis.
Both Karen & Jayne were 41 and 37 respectively when diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May 2009. Karen & Jayne met on a national breast cancer forum and found out that they only lived 10 minutes from each other and decided to meet for a coffee. Over many chats, they would discuss the resources/support available to them, however, it became apparent that most of these were available in the hospitals where they were being treated. They decided that they wanted to put something in place that meant patients and their loved ones could access this support and wellbeing closer to home.
How Above & Beyond Cancer Foundation can help those going through a cancer diagnosis:
- Offer a safe, confidential and friendly listening ear outside of the hospital environment
- Opportunity to talk through experiences that affect ‘the working generation’ and the decisions that need to be faced in a 1:1 setting.
- To signpost and give support to family members and friends as cancer does not just affect one individual
- Fund Holistic/Complementary Therapies, as well as organising and fully funding Pamper & Wellbeing Days twice a year to promote health and well being for patients and their loved ones.
For more details visit their website: www.above-beyond.org.uk