ESCA CANCERSUPPORT IN GENEVA HELPED ME THROUGH DARK TIMES…
ESCA FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE – HOW YOU CAN HELP
by Alana Dunsmore
About three months after finishing the Geneva Unicef half-marathon 3 years ago, I found myself sitting in the doctor’s office discussing my cancer diagnosis! I was fit and full of life and cancer hadn’t even crossed my mind.
It was a major shock – no-one thinks it will happen to them! Still relatively new to Geneva therefore not a huge support system in Geneva and still learning French. I had no idea what the next 6-9 months of my future would look like or how I would be able to take care of my son.
That’s when someone recommended English speaking Cancer Association (ESCA CancersSupport) and this local English organisation became my lifeline – offering emotional support, practical advice and a caring voice when I needed it most.
I am a survivor and so grateful to be here to tell the story and to pay it forward. Part of my gratitude is having services such as ESCA, which helped me cope during such a difficult period of my life.
Unfortunately, my story is not unusual and most of us know someone affected by cancer. It doesn’t matter how active or healthy you think you are you can still get sick and you never know when ESCA may become a lifeline for you or someone you know.
Now, it’s time for me to give back. Please keep reading and join me in supporting their latest fundraising effort: Steps for ESCA CancerSupport – see all the details below.