Julian pledges his support on World Cancer Day
February 5, 2016
Yesterday, Julian attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day (4th February).
Meeting with representatives from four of the UK’s biggest cancer charities, Julian was pleased to hear about the work that is being done between charities to unite the nation and help transform the lives of millions of people affected by cancer.
Speaking after the event, Julian said, “One in two people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. This means that we all have a stake in the fight against this disease. Cancer Research UK have set ambitious aims to increase cancer survival rates from 2 in 4 today to 3 in 4 people within the next twenty years. This can only happen if all of us play our part”.
To unite the nation Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember Foundation are calling on people across Britain to show their support by wearing their Unity Band with pride.
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.
The Unity Bands are available from each charity in their own colours at www.worldcancerday.co.uk for a suggested donation of £2. All money raised from the Unity Bands will go towards the individual charities’ research projects and support services.
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 through 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.