Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, the leading global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of the greatest challenges in history.
Each year, hundreds of activities and events take place around the world to raise worldwide awareness for this cause. One of the organisations participating is The Wetherby Lions, who will be on hand at the local Morrison’s store in Wetherby today to support the initiative with a bucket collection.
Morrison’s are also fundraising to mark the day, by helping Children’s Cancer Charity CLIC Sargent raise a whopping £1 million for young people facing cancer.
Wetherby Lions have also supported CLIC Sargent, as they donated £1,700 earlier this month. The generous donation will provide start-up costs for treatment for ten Yorkshire youngsters who are unfortunately diagnosed with the disease.
CLIC Sargent’s Ryan Judson was on hand to receive the funds at the most recent Lions meeting. He explained that for every child diagnosed with cancer there is an immediate cost of £170. A Wetherby child, for instance, would need to be transported to Leeds for treatment, probably on a daily basis.
You can support World Cancer Day and CLIC Sargent by purchasing a £2 wristband at Morrisons stores across the country, which come in black, teal and plum.
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