In Cambridgeshire, supported by Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, an awards program is launched to recognize the courage of children and young people with cancer.
Nominations for the Cancer Research UK children and young people star awards, in partnership with TK Maxx, are now open and families across Cambridgeshire are being called upon to nominate young cancer patients and survivors in the run up to Christmas.
The star awards are open to young people under the age of 18 who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer in the past five years.
In the east of England, about 170 children are diagnosed with cancer every year.
There is no jury because Cancer Research UK for Children and Young People believes that every child diagnosed with cancer deserves special recognition.
All nominees will receive a trophy, £50 TK Maxx gift card, t-shirt and certificate signed by a host of famous faces, including celebrity chef Novelli, who previously praised Addenbrooke’s Hospital for “excellent care”. when staff rescued his son, Valentino, after he was diagnosed with a rare cancer.
These include Nanny McPhee star Dame Emma Thompson, TV personalities Dr Ranj and Joe Tasker, TikTok stars Flossie Clegg, Lewys Ball and Olivia Neill, as well as children’s TV favorite Mister Maker.
Cancer in children and young people differs from cancer in adults, from the types of cancer to the impact of the treatment. That is why Cancer Research UK supports dedicated research for children and young people to ensure that more young people survive cancer with a good quality of life.
Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is one of several centers in the UK participating in groundbreaking clinical trials coordinated by Cancer Research UK’s pediatric cancer research team.
These trials will make innovative new treatments available to children with cancer in Cambridgeshire and across the region.
With the star awards, the charity hopes to raise awareness of some of the challenges facing young people with cancer that its scientists are trying to address.
Michael Jarvis, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the East, said: “A cancer diagnosis is heartbreaking at any age, but it can be particularly difficult for a child or young person and their families, especially when many can experience serious long-term side effects. experience of their treatment.
“Our star awards shed important light on these inspiring individuals, so we urge people to nominate now so we can celebrate their incredible courage.”
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