As per recent reports, it has been revealed that the Macmillan Cancer Support has organized their annual walk, which will be staring from the Portstewart Town Hall at 6.30pm on April 19 and will be following the path along the coast road to Portrush and will return back to the starting point.
Macmillan every year organizes a walk like this, to support the patients suffering from cancer and even the families of such patients. It has been discovered that the money collected through the walks is utilized in different ways to help the cancer patients
Many of the teams from Macmillan are a part of the hospitals of Northern Ireland, including Causeway and the Robinson Hospital.
The statistics provided by the Macmillan state that every year, more than 700,000 people in UK are diagnosed of cancer. The treatment for cancer is quite expensive and in most of the cases, people suffering from cancer even have to work, in order to raise money for their treatment.
At times, working during the treatment is not recommended; moreover, it differs from person to person. It has been suggested that it actually depends on the response of the drug on a patients’ body, which decides whether or not a person should work.
Macmillan stands out as a support for all those patients who have to forcefully work, so as to raise money for their treatment. Moreover, at times, patients undergoing the chemotherapy session are unable to face the public, they are afraid of the reactions, they may obtain in return from their friends or their colleagues. As a consequence, they leave their jobs.
Macmillan supports all the residents across the country to help battle out cancer, be it in terms of money or emotional support.
As of now, the charity has asked people to come out in huge numbers to be a part of the walk.