Our friend and recent collaborator Rich Simmons told us about this charity called Teens Unite Fighting Cancer. Being a teen is tough enough on its own. Trying to fit in, staying on top of what's cool, working out if that person likes you or not, and that's just your average Tuesday. And then pile onto the stress of all that, "Hey buddy, you got cancer", is mind blowing. There are fully functioning adults that can't handle that sort of news, for a teen, it's pretty much the worst thing you are ever going to hear, and they haven't even had the misfortune of failing their driver's test yet.
Teens Unite was co-founded in 2007 by Karen Millen OBE and Debbie Pezzani. Six years later they remain the only charity in the country (UK) that provides help for teens during this time. Every day, 6 teens between 13-24 are told they have cancer. Teens Unite's main aim is to get teens together as often as possible in a fun-filled environment giving them a chance to talk to each other and gain strength from realizing that they are not alone in their battle.
We couldn't think of a better charity to get involved with. If you want to get involved, they are always looking for volunteers to help, or maybe you know someone who has cancer that may not even know that Teens Unite exists. You can now spread the word? Life is short enough as it is, you are never going to regret helping someone along the way.
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