Young survivors of cancer from Iceland (w.attachment)
A person from the Kraftur (Strength) Cancer Foundation asked me to find out if there were any organisations/groups that focuses on young survivors of cancer. Are there any such groups in your country and if so could you please send to her e-mail address a link to such group or a give her a name of the contact person in such organisations. Or forward this mail to these organisations and tell them that there is a very active person in Iceland who would like to co-operate with similar groups in Europe and apply for a grant to the youth programme.
Her name is Hulda and her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here below and attached is some words about the foundation.
About Kraftur Cancer foundation Kraftur Cancer Foundation was established just over ten year ago, in October 1999. Kraftur Kraftur focuses upon young survivors (18 years +) and is a member of the Icelandic Cancer Association and operates independently with the focus on young people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Kraftur´s mission is to reduce the impact of cancer in our community especially among the younger group of the Icelandic population. As a non-governmental agency Kraftur relies on donations and community support to provide a comprehensive range of information, services and resources. Kraftur operates a strong support network where those less fortunate can find assistance in their challenging future.
Our aim is: • to provide spiritual and social support for those diagnosed and their families. • to promote rehabilitation young people diagnosed with cancer. • emphasize prevention and to raise awareness that we are partly responsible for our own health and well-being. • to deliver regular events to educated and discuss issues that affect us all in one way or another.
Website: http://www.kraftur.org (unfortunately not in english)
The Icelandic Cancer Association´s website will be found here: http://www.krabb.is
Greetings from Iceland.
National Agency of the Youth Programme
Tel.: +354 551 9300
About KRAFTUR_ICELAND_Short intro.pdf