Saturday, 4 February 2017

Today is World Cancer Day: Let's get together to help fight this awful disease

Today is World Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about a disease that touches us all, and the work we can do to fight it. 

I attended an event in Parliament this week to show support for this extremely important cause. I met with representatives from seven of the UK’s leading charities who have joined forces to unite the nation and help people affected by cancer.

Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Anthony Nolan, Bowel Cancer UK and Marie Curie are calling on people across the country to support the good charities. 
By joining forces, the charities will make a bigger impact in transforming the lives of millions who are affected by cancer.

The Unity Bands are made of two parts, knotted together, to symbolise the power of what can be achieved when people join forces. The bands themselves are available from each charity on their websites, shops and other retail outlets for a suggested donation of £2. All money raised from the Unity Bands will go towards the charities individual work. You can find the bands here:

One in two people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. I had a brain tumour so I know this disease. Whatever your motivation – to remember a loved one, celebrate people who have overcome the disease, or to rally in support of those going through treatment - World Cancer Day is a chance to get involved and transform the lives of millions of people who are affected by cancer.