Hope for Tomorrow Marks Two Years of “Caron”
A special event was held at the Kent County Cricket Ground in Canterbury on 12 October to mark the second anniversary of the introduction in Kent of cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow’s mobile chemotherapy unit “Caron”.
Invited guests included civic representatives of communities served by Caron and patients who have been using the unit. Special guest speaker Gloria Hunniford (pictured here by the unit) spoke candidly of her daughter Caron Keating’s insistence that she should not become a “victim” of cancer, and that the circumstances of her treatment should be as private as possible, given her profile as a well-known TV presenter. Caron was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and died seven years later. Mobile units like this one are allowing cancer patients to be treated much more discreetly and closer to their homes, potentially saving them considerable time and expense and enabling them to live much fuller lives.