People in Lancashire urged to support new cancer appeal

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People across Lancashire are being urged to back a new fundraising campaign, as the latest research released by Cancer Research UK today shows that one in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives.

The publication of the new figure coincides with World Cancer Day today.

Cancer Research UK is focusing on the global awareness day to call on men, women and children to take a small action which will create a collective show of force against the disease.

The charity is asking everyone to buy a Unity Band, available in a range of colours, from Cancer Research UK shops for a suggested donation of £2. The wrist band is made of two parts which form a knot to represent strength in unity.

Alison Barbuti, Cancer Research UK spokesman for Lancashire, said: “Research is driving up cancer survival but the figures released today show that significant challenges lie ahead. With more of us being diagnosed with cancer in future, there’s still so much more to do.

“That’s why we’re calling on people across Lancashire to get a Unity Band or make a small donation to Cancer Research UK on World Cancer Day. A small gesture like this can make a truly big difference and help ensure that more families stay together for longer.”

Visit cruk.org/worldcancerday