In the week that the whole international community marked World Cancer Day, the Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has congratulated local charity, Wessex Cancer Trust, on putting together a journal to support women going through cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
The book includes a diary, mindfulness activities, tips for wellbeing, craft ideas and recipes, all with a focus on the importance of positivity.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“World Cancer Day is an important moment to remember our family, friends, neighbours and colleagues who tragically lost their battle with cancer, but also to be thankful for the thousands that survived with 8,000 more people are alive today than would have the case before 2010.
“Nevertheless, there will always be more that needs to be done, which is why I hosted my own ‘Wear It Pink’ fundraiser in Botley in October, raising over £300, and have previously met with local cancer survivors.
“Wessex Cancer Trust plays an integral role in supporting people living with cancer locally, and the journal that they have produced to support women through diagnosis, treatment and recovery is characteristic of this brilliant local charity’s approach to cancer patients."
Also commenting, Sofie Bennett, Head of Development at Wessex Cancer Trust, said:
“We're delighted that Mims is supporting the launch of our new journal, 'This is Me'. Just as cancer affects physical health, it can affect the way you feel, think and do things. It's so important to look after your emotions, and that's why we work hard to support people in our local communities for as long as they need it.
“We know that everybody's experience of cancer is different and feel passionately that the journal helps women find a way through cancer that works for them personally.”
Commenting further, the Eastleigh MP said:
“It is also really important that we focus on the men in our lives when it comes to cancer, our dads, brothers, husbands and partners, with 1 in 8 men getting prostate cancer in their lifetime and on average 129 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
“I was really pleased to chat to Peter Weir and Geoff Bailey, who are both members of the Hampshire Branch of the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation, an organisation that carries out brilliant work in our area. I’m looking forward to meeting with the local team again in Parliament later this month for an update.”