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Free cancer health and wellbeing event at the Amex

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Albion in the Community (AITC) is holding a cancer health and wellbeing event at the American Express Community Stadium later this month.

Taking place between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday 21 November, AITC’s free event is suitable for anyone living with, or after cancer.

It is a fantastic chance for people to find out more about the wide range of support and services available locally.

Lunch and refreshments are provided and as well as information stalls from organisations like Macmillan Cancer Support and Brighton & Hove City Council, there will also be a number of workshops and talks delivered by a range of cancer experts.

AITC will also be sharing information about its cancer-related health programmes, including Brighter Outlook – a free physical activity course that aims to help people remain active during and after treatment.

Jason Barrow, the Macmillan GP in Brighton and Hove, is encouraging local people with an experience of cancer to attend the free event.

He said: “Cancer can be one of the biggest challenges that anyone will face. Thanks to advances in treatment and early detection, more and more people are living with and beyond cancer for longer.

“This can lead to new challenges for people affected by cancer; some people report they feel lost as they adapt to their life through and after treatment. This is why the cancer health and wellbeing event that Albion in the Community is running is the perfect opportunity for people in the city to discover the wealth of opportunities and support services that are available to patients, their friends and families.

“In Brighton we benefit from a number of services just for people who have had an experience of cancer, such as the Macmillan Horizon Centre and Brighter Outlook and I would urge anyone who has been affected by cancer to make time to attend on 21 November.

“The Amex is easily accessible and the format is friendly, relaxed and informative.”

Free transport is also being offered from within the city, although this must be booked in advance.

For more information, or to book a place, call 01273 668591 or email: