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Turn your world upside down this World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day (4 February) aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by bringing cancer to the front of people’s minds.

STA Travel and Teenage Cancer Trust want you to show your support by turning your world upside down and donating.

1. Share a photo of yourself doing a handstand on Facebook or Instagram
2. Challenge your friends and family to do the same
3. Hashtag #WorldCancerDay
4. Donate to Teenage Cancer Trust at www.statravel.co.uk/teenage-cancer-trust

STA Travel Chief Executive Officer John Constable, said: “We help millions of travellers explore the world each year. Yet for thousands of young people, their worlds are turned upside by cancer.

“There are specific challenges that come with having cancer when you’re young. On World Cancer Day we want to spread the word about and its important work in supporting teenagers who are diagnosed.”

Over the next four years, STA Travel will raise money to support young people with cancer by giving travellers the opportunity to donate £1 with their booking.

Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund important work. Find out more, get involved or make a donation at www.statravel.co.uk/teenage-cancer-trust

About Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. Teenage Cancer Trust has a unique relationship with the NHS, funding specialist cancer units in NHS hospitals and providing dedicated staff to bring young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.

Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support. Cancer in young people is rare but we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried. Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).
www.teenagecancertrust.org

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