Mark Hunter MP backs Cancer Research UK’s campaign to beat cancer sooner

July 12, 2013 10:43 AM

Mark Hunter MP attended Cancer Research UK's parliamentary reception last week to give his backing to the charity's latest fundraising and awareness campaign to help beat cancer sooner. Now he is teaming up with Cancer Research UK to encourage people in Cheadle to get involved with the latest fundraising and awareness campaign from the charity.

With the number of people with cancer set to rise steeply by 2030, the charity has launched an inspiring summer awareness drive which aims to raise money to accelerate its groundbreaking research and bring cures faster. It features a series of TV, radio, and billboards ads across the UK which carry the bold message: "One day, we will beat cancer. Help make it sooner."

As part of the campaign Cancer Research UK is encouraging its supporters to take a million actions. This could include liking the charity's Facebook page, tweeting the campaign message or donating money at cruk.org.

Commenting on the event Mark Hunter MP said:

"I'm delighted to support Cancer Research UK. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, including shoppers at the charity's shop on Cheadle High Street, Cancer Research UK's work is helping to ensure more men, women and children survive the disease.

"Stockport Primary Care Trust is doing great work in fighting cancer but there is always room for improvement; currently 96.6% patients with a suspected cancer see a specialist within two weeks, while 86.3% of patients receive their first treatment for cancer within 62 days of an urgent GP referral. One area that needs attention is that only 55.2% of people aged over 60 are attending bowel cancer screening which is below the UK average. As we all know, the earlier we catch cancer, the better chance we have to treat it.

Cancer Research"I'm calling on the local community to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer sooner."

The MP is encouraging people to support the charity in any way they can, whether it's donating or buying goods from the charity's shop in Cheadle, volunteering for a few hours a week, supporting events such as the Race for Life series or signing up to make a regular donation.

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