BRENDAN O’Hara MP is backing a call from Cancer Research UK to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara met staff and volunteers at the charity’s Helensburgh shop on Friday 14th May to play his part and show how local people can support the charity.
Predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030 and is why the MP joined forces with Cancer Research UK to help the charity highlight the power of research in beating the disease.
“I’m delighted to support my local Cancer Research UK shop and find out more about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. Research is cancer’s number one enemy and it is people like the dedicated volunteers I met at the shop, who are enabling the charity’s researchers to keep making huge advances in the battle against the disease. While more of us will be diagnosed with cancer in future, there is good news. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK’s work is helping to ensure more men, women and children survive the disease.
“So I’m calling on the local community to help Cancer Research UK to beat cancer.”
The MP is encouraging people to support the charity in any way they can, whether it’s donating or buying from the shop, volunteering for a few hours a week, or signing up for a sporting challenge.
Cancer Research UK’s Helensburgh shop manager, Mark Cavana, said: “Every donation made, every hour volunteered and every person who supports Cancer Research UK takes us closer to beating cancer.
“We hope the people of Helensburgh will really get behind us. In particular, we’re looking for new volunteers in the shop and of course we’re always looking for people to donate more items.
“It’s great to have the support of our MP Brendan O’Hara to raise awareness, as there’s still so much more we need to do to ensure no-one’s life is cut short by cancer. But by boosting support and funding now, the best research teams will be able to develop better ways to prevent, control and cure the disease and help save many more lives.”
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About Cancer Research UK
· Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
· Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
· Cancer Research UK receives no funding from the UK government for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.
· Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
· Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
· Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
· Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.