Gillian Keegan MP attended an event in Parliament to show her support for Cancer Research UK this World Cancer Day. Gillian met with Cancer Research UK researchers and ambassadors at the event, learning about the charity’s life-saving research and how international collaboration is vital in beating the disease sooner.
Cancer Research UK called on men, women and children to make a donation for a Unity Band and wear it with pride. The Unity Band features a classic reef knot design to symbolise the strength of people coming together to unite against cancer. The bands are available in all Cancer Research UK stores for a suggested donation of £2. The designs come in three different colours – pink, navy and blue - and can be worn in memory of a loved one, to celebrate people who’ve overcome the disease or in support of those going through treatment. Money raised through Unity Band donations will help fund more research, more treatments and more cures – ultimately helping to save more lives.
Marked on February 4, World Cancer Day is designed to raise awareness of cancer and to promote its prevention, detection and treatment. One in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime and although survival has doubled since the early 1970s, Cancer Research UK needs everyone to act right now to help speed up progress and see more people survive the disease.