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Residents urged to Stand Up To Cancer
10:00am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
A charity fundraiser is joining forces with her Cancer Research UK colleagues and Channel 4 to launch a dynamic new fundraising campaign called Stand Up To Cancer.
Natasha Howe, Cancer Research UK area volunteer manager for Skipton, is urging men, women and children in the region to raise funds for vital research into the devastating disease.
Stand Up To Cancer will unite scientists, celebrities and communities in Yorkshire and across the county to generate funds, raise awareness and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
With colleagues Chloé Williams and Carole Avery, the three fundraisers represent the number of people diagnosed with cancer every hour in Yorkshire and The Humber.
Natasha, 27, of Gargrave, said: “We are calling on everyone in the Skipton area to follow our lead and Stand Up To Cancer. Most of us know people whose lives have been touched by the disease. This is an opportunity to join the fight and make a stand, to help more people survive.”
Natasha has her own reason to Stand Up to Cancer. “Over the three years I’ve worked for Cancer Research UK I’ve met and become close to so many supporters who’ve had cancer.
“Thankfully, thanks to research, most of them are still here today.
“Sadly, there are ones who haven’t been so lucky. It’s for them and their families that I’ll be Standing Up to Cancer.”
There are lots of ways to get involved and free fundraising packs are available. Stand Up To Cancer T-shirts and hoodies are available as well as watches, pin badges, key rings, travel mugs and wristbands.
Natasha added: “Thanks to the incredible progress that’s been made in the last 40 years, more people are surviving than ever before. There’s still so much more to do.
“We are entering a ‘golden age’ of cancer research and every pound we raise takes us a step closer to achieving our goal to beat this disease.
“By boosting funding right now, the best research teams will be able to develop new treatments, bring cures faster and save more lives.”