Mark Tami MP supports World Cancer Day 2016

Mark Tami MP attended an event in Parliament recently to show his support for World Cancer Day today.

Cancer dayMark Tami 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.

Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember Foundation are calling on people across Alyn and Deeside to show their support.

Unity Bands were worn as a way to show support for World Cancer Day and they are still 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 charities’ individual research projects and support services.

One in two people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime.

Mark Tami said: “Cancer affects so many people and it is a battle that needs to be won. I can’t stress how important campaigns like World Cancer Day and Unity Bands are to ensuring we win that battle. I’m calling on people in Alyn and Deeside to join me by wearing a Unity Band, making a donation or raising awareness.

“World Cancer Day was a specific day that allowed us to celebrate people who have overcome cancer, show solidarity to those going through treatment and to remember loved ones –however, realistically these should always be at the forefront of our minds.”

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 they raise 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.

By joining together this World Cancer Day, they aim to show that a small action taken by many will transform our future.

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