World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day which aims to unite people to help transform the lives of millions of people who are affected by cancer. One in two people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. Yesteday I was pleased to meet representatives from Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember Foundation who support millions of people every year through their individual work in the prevention, detection, treatment and support of those affected by cancer.

You can find out more about the work of the charities, buy any of the charities’ Unity Bands or make a donation at:

www.worldcancerday.co.uk

The Unity Band is made of two parts, knotted together, to represent strength in unity and the power of what can be achieved when people come together. Money raised from the Unity Bands will fund breakthroughs in scientific research; save and improve the lives of people with blood cancers; provide high quality care, support and information for people with breast cancer, and fund research and support services to tackle prostate and testicular cancer.