Cancer Research UK
For those of you whose family members or close friends have had cancer will know that it is extremely hard to deal with. I won’t expand on that but I think I can say with confidence that just the word cancer itself projects a very morbid image. I have had my fair share of friends and family from cancer. Fortunately I have not lost anyone close yet. With your funding, the money can go into research and hopefully one day we will find a pure, and a prevention. Meanwhile, your money can also help go towards education. I believe that information can and will help all parties learn to cope, and to deal with situations involving cancer.
This is from their website:
Our vision is a statement of what we aspire to, why we exist and the impact we would like to have on society.
Our purpose describes what we will do to achieve our vision:
- We carry out world-class research to improve our understanding of cancer and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer
- We ensure that our findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients
- We help people to understand cancer, the progress we are making and the choices each person can make
- We work in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer
- Our goals
Goal 1 – Reducing risk
Goal 2 – Smoking reduction
Goal 3 – People under 75
Goal 4 – Earlier diagnosis
Goal 5 – Understanding cancer
Goal 6 – Better treatments
Goal 7 – Improved survival
Goal 8 – Low income communities
Goal 9 – Cancer information
Goal 10 – Beyond 2020
So please do visit their website, even if it’s just to browse and see what’s going on. A little information can go a long way.