Pippa Black Charity Support

CanTeen

Pippa Black Supports CanTeen

CanTeen. The Australian Organisation for Young People Living With Cancer. Pippa gave her support in 2007 to the Dolly’s Fake It, Don’t Bake It campaign, a campaing to promote sun safety and skin care. Along with a number of celebrities Pippa signed a T-Shirt to be auctioned. Funds went to CanTeen. CanTeen have been providing support services to their members, who are young people aged 12-24 living with cancer, since 1985 and they are now the leading Australian cancer charity for young people. CanTeen believe that young people, through meeting and talking with one another, are better able to cope with the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis.

Since its inception, CanTeen has had a clear focus on the needs of young people living with cancer and has demonstrated a commitment to the principle of Member participation in management. This commitment ensures that CanTeen remains true to its mission and continually assesses the needs of the Members. CanTeen’s mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer. They do this by providing an Australia-wide peer support network for 12-24 year-olds including: Patients – young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Siblings and Offspring – young people who have an immediate family member (brother, sister, parent or primary carer) who has been diagnosed with cancer and Bereaved Siblings and Offspring – young people who had an immediate family member who died from cancer. CanTeen provide Members with a place where they can simply be young people, away from the daily pressures of living with cancer in the hospital or at home. Through a wide range of camps and programs, CanTeen encourages Members to share their experiences, make great friends and have fun.

CanTeen support, develop and empower through Respect and integrity, Pride and accountability, Teamwork and inclusiveness, Flexibility and initiative, Understanding and compassion, Inspiration and encouragement, Positivity and celebration.