Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experience a cancer
diagnosis. There is never a good time to have cancer, but we know that younger adults face
different issues than their older or younger counterparts - and that many of these are not dealt with
by traditional cancer support charities and services.
Our vision is that every adult in the UK living with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s can access the
help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle, and that they are a part of a
confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults living with cancer.
Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone in their 20s, 30s or 40s
diagnosed with any cancer. We do this through a range of activities including lunches and drinks
evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring.
Shine is working to create a community of young adults with cancer. All of our work is designed to
bring people closer together and ensure that they get the support the need. No one wants to be a
part of a cancer community, but we want people to be glad that they found us.