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Devon urged to shop to save lives

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to shop to save lives, as Cancer Research UK stores re-open after three months of devastating closures.

The majority of the charity’s shops are getting back to business to tackle a shortfall in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With its shops typically contributing more than £25m every year to vital research, Cancer Research UK has...

Race for Life events cancelled across Devon

Authored by Mary

ORGANISERS of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events in Devon regret to announce the much-loved events are cancelled for 2020.

The charity has taken the difficult decision to withdraw all 400 Race for Life events across the UK this year to protect the country’s health as restrictions on mass gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue.

This includes the Race for...

Cancer Research UK urges Devon people to Unite for World Cancer Day

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE in Devon 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.

Every hour, around 4 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West.*

Wearing a Unity Band is a way of...

Ditch the drink for Cancer Research UK

Authored by Mary

MEN and women across the South West are being challenged to ban the booze in January to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The charity is launching Dryathlon for the New Year and urging people the region to sign up now before the festive season gets into full swing.

Dryathlon is Cancer Research UK’s popular fundraising campaign that invites social drinkers to take a month-...

Rooney backs campaign as SW children's cancer death rates

Authored by Mary

England captain Wayne Rooney is spearheading a campaign celebrating the courage of South West children with cancer, as new figures released today (26 November) offer increased hope of surviving the disease.

According to Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens, the rate of children dying from cancer has dropped by almost a quarter (24 per cent) in the UK in the last decade.

The news...

Plymouth puts up a cold front against cancer

Authored by Mary

Plymouth men and women are being urged to help give cancer the cold shoulder by signing up for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK.

The city has been chosen to host one of just four 10k Snowflake Runs across the UK this winter.

Saltram Estate, a National Trust venue in Plympton is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland when the event takes place for the first...

Make a will for Cancer Research UK

Authored by Mary

South West men and women are being urged to leave a lasting gift for future generations by including a donation to Cancer Research UK in their Will.

The charity has launched a new awareness campaign highlighting the power of legacy giving in helping to save lives.

Gifts left to Cancer Research UK in Wills fund over a third of the charity’s pioneering work, helping to turn...

Enter Race for Life at Westpoint Exeter

Authored by Caitlin A Green

With only 6 short weeks to go until Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Westpoint Exeter, women across Devon are being encouraged to jump into their training shoes and sign up for this year’s event! This week’s sunny evenings are the perfect time to begin training ahead of the 5k or brand new 10k race on Sunday 27th July.

Taking part in Race for Life at Westpoint Arena is a great way...

#Nomakeupselfie raises over £8 million for Cancer Research UK

Authored by Caitlin A Green

Thanks to the #nomakeupselfie trend and generosity of the public, Cancer Research UK has raised over £8 million in donations in just six days.

The #nomakeupselfie trend isn’t something Cancer Research UK started. But last Tuesday, after people began tweeting their #nomakeupselfie pictures and asking how they could use them to make a difference to Cancer Research UK’s work, the charity...

New campaign to help tackle rise in kidney cancer

Authored by JamesM

New Be Clear on Cancer campaign launched to increase early diagnoses and save lives

More people are being diagnosed with and dying from kidney cancer in England today, compared to 10 years ago according to latest figures. Incidence rates have increased by 31% over the last ten years and mortality rates have increased by 7% over the last decade, with around 3,500 people dying from...


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