Survivorship Day

photoA big thank you to everybody who helped make The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust’s inaugural Survivorship Day such a huge success.

Almost 100 delegates enjoyed wonderful presentations by guest speakers throughout the day. All sessions were aimed at helping delegates understand what facilities are available locally in terms of follow-up medical care and support services. Topics covered included dealing with the physical and emotional effects of treatment, the importance of exercise and nutrition and lingerie options post surgery, the emphasis was very much on practical information to help survivors deal with both physical and emotional changes, allowing them to move forward and embrace life.

We hope to run the Survivorship Days bi-annually in future, and have several fundraising events coming up later in the year, including the annual Bootcamp for Breast Cancer (16th November) in order to fund an ongoing programme.