Edited by: Wendy Lawrance
With a foreword by acclaimed English actress, Alison Steadman OBE.
Poems contributed by: Betsy Ashton, Rebecca Astbury, Paula Baldocchi, Mickey Brown, Lee Christine Brownlee, Joanne Corey, Joanna Gale, Claudia Gold, Connye Griffin, Rae Jones, Joyce Kopp, Nigel Lewis-Baker MBE, Natalie O’Toole, Timothy L. Rodriguez, Darren Scanlon, Michael Wolfe, and Kaimana Wolff.
The word ‘cancer’ still strikes fear into the hearts of anyone hearing a diagnosis, whether it be for themselves or a loved one. Coping with the disease and its consequences comes in various forms and, in this instance, that is poetry.
Within these pages, are the words of those who have lost someone to cancer, those who have survived cancer and those who continue to live with it.
Their courage and perseverance are an example to us all, whether they express anger, sadness, grief, worry, loss or even humour. Within their words, we can all find the Candles of Hope.
The net proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to Topic of Cancer, a UK-based charity set up to raise funds for cancer immunotherapy research.
Topic of Cancer is a very personal organisation, founded by Nigel Lewis-Baker MBE, following his own diagnosis with prostate cancer.
In addition to raising funds for immunotherapy research, the charity offers support groups, providing emotional and social support to patients, partners and carers, and their families.