I attended an event in Parliament last week to show my support for World Cancer Day. I met with representatives from four of the UK’s leading cancer charities who are working together to unite the nation and help transform the lives of millions of people who are affected by cancer.

World_Cancer_Day_MP-20b.jpgCancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember Foundation were calling on people across the UK to show their support by wearing a Unity Band with pride on February 4th.  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.  All money raised from the Unity Bands will go towards the charities’ individual research projects and support services.

One in two people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. Collectively the four charities support millions of people every year through their individual work in the prevention, detection, treatment and support of those affected by cancer. 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.

For more information, to get any of the charities’ Unity Bands or make a donation visit www.worldcancerday.co.uk

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