Join us as Monday marks the start of Awareness Week!

15th September 2013

This September marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a month that is aimed at raising awareness for blood cancers, who they affect and the different ways in which you can help blood cancer patients.

On Monday 23rd September, Cure Leukaemia will hold its 2nd ever Awareness week and it’s your chance to help us make a difference. Our aim of the week is of course to raise as much as possible to help fund more nurses and save more lives, but what is equally as important is to raise awareness of this terrible disease. Anyone can develop leukaemia at any age and although it is more common in adults, leukaemia is in fact the most common form of cancer in children...however, thanks to advances in medicines and treatments for childhood leukaemia, survival rates are improving.

So what have we got planned for awareness week?

Throughout the course of the week, there will be a number of activities going on that will get a whole number of people involved in raising awareness!

Local schools across the region will also be heavily involved in supporting the Awareness Week on Thursday 26th where they will be promoting our ‘wear red to school day’, something that was a huge success last year. And if you’re around the Mailbox, the Bullring or Victoria Square on Wednesday 25th you might even find yourself part of a wacky PR stunt...keep your eyes open for our ‘Leukaemia’ scrabble board!

Make sure you continue to visit the website, Twitter and Facebook where we will continue to update you with more information and just how you can get involved too!

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'We must stop luck being the deciding factor.'

20 year old leukaemia patient Jaymz Goodman.
'We must stop luck being the deciding factor.'

20 year old leukaemia patient Jaymz Goodman.