I recently read an article by Leonie Young, published in the Reach to Recovery International magazine Bloom. It struck a chord for lots of reasons. We at Cancer Support Basel have never really thought of ourselves as ‘advocates’ (too political, not our thing, difficult as expats in Switzerland…). Then we discovered that their definition of advocacy sums up what we at Cancer Support Basel try to do.
If we can find ways to bring hope and optimism to peoples’ lives, even when this may seem impossible then we can begin to have an influence on the personal impact of cancer.
If you don’t think you are an advocate, just think of times you have talked to another woman about her breast cancer journey, or the times when you helped someone find information, or have spoken up for someone who is not confident.
Read the full text of the article here