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Macmillan Cancer Support Reports 42 Per Cent Of Britons Will Get Cancer

Cancer rates are increasing at such a rate that research shows 42% of people who die in this country will have had a cancer diagnosis. And for most of them (64%), it is cancer which causes their death.*

The number of people living with cancer has also increased in the UK by 35% in the last ten years from 1.5 to two million in 2008**. This is due to more people getting cancer and, as treatment improves, people are surviving longer with cancer.

But whilst people are certainly living longer than ever with cancer, they are not necessarily living well.

New data from a Macmillan Cancer Supportstudyshows many have on-going, long term health problems.

The study shows that of those colorectal cancer patients still alive between five and seven years after their diagnosis***:
– Two thirds (64%) will have an on-going health problem.
– A fifth (22%) will have advanced cancers ****.
– Going on half (42%) will be living with on-going health problems like cardio vascular and intestinal illnesses

Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support said: “It is really alarming that the number of people who will get cancer is now well past one in three and that there are so many more people with cancer today than even ten years ago. The NHS really needs to recognise this long term impact and adapt their services to reflect this.

“There are currently two million people living with cancer in the UK and that number is doubling to four million over the next twenty years*****. Yet no one thinks the country can afford to double its spending on cancer. We’ve therefore got to become twice as effective in how we spend that money.

“We have a massive challenge ahead if we are to keep up with the relentless toll cancer takes on people’s health, and the NHS must rise to it.”

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Classic Checks helps support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with the release of the new Ribbon of Hope Bears. Each bear is wearing a white t-shirt that features the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon

Classic Checks is known for check designs that support charitable organizations and meaningful causes. Whether consumers support Defenders of Wildlife or The Lupus Foundation of America, Classic Checks provides beautiful personal checks to support wonderful foundations. The Ribbon of Hope Bears will be an outstanding addition to the existing product line and a cheerful way to help prevent breast cancer.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through increased awareness of breastcancer and its signs and effects. By providing mammograms to those in need and spreading educational tools, The NBCF has made many patients become survivors. Through relationships with medical and research organizations as well as with individuals and communities, NBCF has raised money to help find treatments and research a cure for breast cancer. The NBCF provides the strength and will to win the tragic battle with breast cancer.

Classic Checks has proudly support The National Breast Cancer Foundation since 2004, offering the Ribbon of Hope personal checks and accessories. The new Ribbon of Hope Bears are an excellent addition to the current product line, offering customers another way to support such an important mission. The bears stand approximately eleven inches tall and come dressed in a white T-shirt featuring the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.

About Classic Checks:
Since 1995, Classic Checks has been helping consumers support charitable causes. By offering beautiful check designs, Classic Checks helps consumers spread the word about their favorite organizations. Visit Classic Checks’ website to see which foundation you can support.

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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is sponsoring walks all over the United States. To help raise money for research and awareness, Custom Direct is joining in this walk and accepting donations for The American Cancer Society.

As a company that is very involved in the community, Custom Direct is extremely happy to have its employees, under team leader, Jackie Urlahs, participating in this event. With approximately twenty employees along with friends and relatives participating, Custom Direct has already raised over $2000 andthe number keeps rising. To show its true appreciation for the cause and goodwill of its employees, Custom Direct has donated $500 to The American Cancer Society through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that will take place on October 26, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a cause solely based on donations. Founded by four women, two of whom are breast cancer survivors, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raised over $50 million in 2007 alone to be used for breast cancer research, increasing education and awareness, ensuring that women have access to mammograms and continual care, providing free programs, and bettering the quality of life of those battling breast cancer. Additionally, almost 500,000 people from over 130 communities across the country participated in the walk last year. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a wonderful way to provide hope and heighten awareness about this tragic disease.

With a momentum building in donations and the enthusiasm for the walk growing, Jackie Urlahs had this to say about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, “I’m really excited to see the response in participation from our associates, and I’m very proud of the amount we’ve raised in such a short time. I’m hopeful that we will continue to participate in this walk on an annual basis and raise the bar each year.”

About Custom Direct:
Offering an array of products, Custom Direct is an environmentally friendly company that has been operating since 1992. Initially only producing checks, Custom Direct has grown to produce other stationary products, custom designed and printed products, and anti-fraud services.

 

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H.Samuel launches new campaign to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

H.Samuel, the UK’s favourite High Street Jeweller, is launching a range of gifts and jewellery during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the UK’s leading breast cancer charity.

The selection of hand picked gifts with an element of pink includes watches, collectibles and jewellery andeach product will carry a 10% donation to Breakthrough. In addition, all proceeds f r o m H.Samuel in-store collection boxes, pink ribbon pins and phone charms will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, to help the charity continue its vital breast cancer research, campaigning and education work.

Breast cancer is the number one health concern for women in the UK. Over 1000 women die of breast cancer in the UK every month and 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. But the good news is that more women than ever in the UK are surviving breast cancer thanks to better awareness, better screening and better treatments and Breast Cancer Awareness Month represents a key time of year, when the focus on breast cancer is at its highest.

To help Breakthrough achieve its vision of a future free f r o m the fear of breast cancer, it needs to raise at least £25million each year to fund its vital research, campaigning and education work, including the work that takes place at its dedicated breast cancer research centre in London and at the three new research units it’s opening in Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

Jeff Jones, H Samuel Brand Manager said: “H Samuel jewellery is about real people and their stories and Breakthrough is a natural charity for the brand to support. We hope our eye-catching items will help raise awareness of breast cancer as well as raise vital funds for this worthy cause that affects the lives of so many people in the UK”

The Pink Range at H.Samuel is a diverse collection, including the Swarovski crystal With You Kris Bear, Pink Casio Digital Watch, Citizen Stone-Set Bracelet Watch and a 9ct White Gold Cubic Zirconia Ring.

About H. Samuel H. Samuel has over 350 stores and a trading website at www.hsamuel.co.uk. with a wide range of branded watches, jewellery, collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style. H. Samuel is part of the Signet Group, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

About Breakthrough Breast Cancer: Breakthrough Breast Cancer is the UK’s leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research, campaigning and education.

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