Challenge yourself this year and become a superhero for young adults living with cancer


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Challenge yourself and help 30,000 young adults living with cancer
Choose your challenge

Choose your challenge

You can challenge yourself to do anything! It can be as simple as a cake sale or as big as climbing Kilimanjaro - it's completely up to you!

To make it super easy to join in with our Smash it for Shine Challenge, we’ve put together a helpful pack to get you started. Download your challenge pack.

smash it for shine pledge

Make your pledge

Now that you know what your challenge is, make it public! Take a selfie with your completed pledge page and share it with your friends and family.

 Get involved online and use #SMASHITFORSHINE whenever you’ve completed part of your challenge.

Share your smash it for shine

Smash it for Shine

We’ll encourage and support you to complete your challenge. Raise funds for us while doing it or make your own donation and we’ll send you an exclusive ‘I smashed it for Shine’ superhero t-Shirt!

Or go one step further and nominate your friends and family to take on a challenge as well!


Too young for cancer? We get it!

why shine cancer support

Shine supports adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. Too old for children and teenage services but too young for traditional cancer support, we support the people who fall into a devastating cancer support gap.

Young adults with cancer experience higher rates of loneliness, depression and isolation than older patients, and their work and family lives are more likely to be affected.  We know, for example, that at least 50% of those we support feel unable to work in the same way as they did before they were diagnosed, and that many people have severe difficulty returning to work. We also know that many people who need psychological support after a diagnosis simply don’t get the help they need.

Shine is working hard to ensure that every young adult with cancer in the UK can access the information, help and support that they need in a way that suits them. We know that young adults have spent enough time in hospital and with medical professionals – so all of our events are held in places that people want to go anyway (we’ll see you down the pub!). In addition to our 10 Shine Networks across England and Wales, we also run retreats, conferences and workshops aimed at helping people to get their lives back on track. By supporting us, you’re helping the 30,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year.


Below are some personal experiences from some of our Shine members.
Your donation makes it possible for us to enrich the lives of these young adults living with a cancer diagnosis.


Use the #SMASHITFORSHINE on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we'll feature you on our website!


Thanks for your support, feel free to use the contact form below to ask us any questions.

Smash it for Shine is a fundraising and awareness campaign designed and created by Shine Cancer Support. Registered Charity No. 1146902

For more details about Shine Cancer Support, please visit our website If you would like to find out more about donating to Shine Cancer Support, please email us at For press and media enquires about our campaign, feel free to email us

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