Cancer research offer unity bands to support world cancer day

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Unity Bands are available at Cancer Research UK shops across North Staffordshire

People in the Moorlands are being urged to show support on World Cancer Day for everyone affected by the disease.

Cancer Research UK is calling on men, women and children to wear one of the charity’s brightly coloured Unity Bands with pride on Tuesday, February 4. They are available to buy from the charity’s shops Cheadle and Leek.

Every hour, around four people are diagnosed with cancer in the West Midlands and Staffordshire region

Wearing a Unity Band is a way of showing solidarity with people affected by the disease.

Marked on February 4, World Cancer Day is an international movement, uniting people across the globe to help beat cancer.

By making a donation for a Unity Band, people can also help to fund life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
In the UK, one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime**.

The good news is, thanks to research, more people are surviving than ever before. Survival has doubled in the last 40 years in the UK and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

But there is still so much more work to do. That’s why this World Cancer Day, the charity is calling on everyone to raise money to help accelerate progress and save more lives.

Paula Young, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for North Staffordshire, said: “World Cancer Day is a great opportunity for people to unite and show solidarity with everyone whose life has been touched by the disease.

“Our research has played a role in developing eight of the world’s top 10 cancer drugs and we’re working every day to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. But we can’t do it alone.

“That’s why we hope people across North Staffordshire will wear a Unity Band with pride, knowing they are helping to beat cancer. Small actions really can make a big difference.”