Non-profit organisation Clairs Horizons, based in Nice, is producing a series of educational films about cancer, and you can help.
Hearing the words « you have cancer » is in itself overwhelming. In an instant, that person and their loved ones are catapulted into a world where terms such as chemotherapy and radiation become part of their everyday life. But along with the diagnosis, there are also the many stressful visits to health care providers, countless tests, surgeries and treatments, as well as daunting decisions to make and numerous questions for which answers are sometimes hard to get: what are the side-effects of the treatments? How can I stand the stress of it all? Where can I find aesthetic, skin and body care comfort? What kind of financial support is available?
This is why the Nice-based Clairs Horizons, a non-profit organization helping cancer patients and their families has been working on a movie project entitled « Adoucir la traversée » over the last few years, that will be shown in the waiting rooms of cancer treatment centres and will provide comfort, support and useful information to people fighting the disease. Known for its events organized throughout France « La Journée Glamour » which help women recover, both physically and mentally, after cancer treatment, the association has been looking in parallel at a practical way to assist patients and their families in navigating through this difficult period as best as possible, and to make sure they understand their illness, its consequences and its treatment.
The movie is now ready. It will contain about 18 different sequences that will include advice from professionals as well as testimonies from former patients, and will be interspersed with moments of relaxation. It just now needs the money to get into production and that is where you can help. The association has indeed recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Ulule platform to collect €20,000 before the 12th of April and time is running short!
The big C is unfortunately everywhere around us, taking millions of lives each year, and affecting each one of us in some way – 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. So, if you want to make a donation and/or help spread the word this worthy project, you can simply check the movie’s link on Ulule.
All images courtesy Clairs Horizons