CancerRehabFonden is an independent, non-profit organization that provides cancer rehabilitation free of charge. In order to do this, we rely on donations from individuals and companies. Therefore, fundraising is an important part of our work.
One in three people in Sweden will develop cancer in their lifetime and almost half a million of the current population have received a cancer diagnosis. Every year 60,000 Swedes are diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer does not only affect the body – there are also psychological and emotional side effects. After treatment it is common to experience anxiety and a fear of recurrence. It can be difficult to return to everyday life and to the workplace.
Rehabilitation can help cancer patients recover, both mentally and physically. Unfortunately, the health care system in Sweden does not have enough resources to provide cancer rehabilitation to everyone who needs it. Therefore, many cancer patients have no access to rehabilitation. That is why CancerRehabFonden’s work is so important.