Macmillan Challenge: Awareness

We're helping to raise awareness of the key cancers that affect girls and women so that everyone in Girlguiding LaSER knows how to spot the signs and symptoms.

Many thanks to Girlguiding Midlands - the trailblazers for the Macmillan Challenge - who produced awareness resources in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support. These resources include section age-appropriate activities which can be run as part of a unit meeting.

— Sally Christmas, Chief Commissioner

Help with difficult conversations

This is an optional strand of the Macmillan Challenge because we know that for some girls, cancer may be a sensitive topic. To help prepare for difficult conversations, you can download a letter to be sent to parents to advise them that the unit will be doing cancer-related activities. That way if they have any concerns, they are invited to talk with you.

Download letter
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Resources tailored to your section

Macmillan Cancer Support has created cancer awareness resources tailored to each section. Click below to view the resources relevant to your unit.

Helpful resources

Signs and symptoms
Awareness badge

Recognise your unit's commitment to cancer awareness by rewarding their efforts with an awareness badge.

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