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BRCA Journey marks World Cancer Day with cross-communal Shabbat service

To mark World Cancer Day, which took place on Sunday, February 4, BRCA Journey organised a cross-communal World Cancer Day Shabbat (Sabbath) service.   BRCA Journey is an organisation formed by a group of people in Leeds who have personal experience or professional interest in hereditary cancer risk, particularly in the Jewish community. They aim to help raise awareness of BRCA gene mutations and support those who may be affected.   […]

World Cancer Day 2018 – What’s it all about?

Today is World Cancer Day – an event that takes place every February with the aim to save millions of people from preventable cancer deaths. The event brings together individuals and organisations from all over the globe focusing on raising awareness, improving education and putting pressure on the various governments and health policymakers of the world. All in all, it’s a pretty big deal.   #WeCanICan You might have already […]

Behind the headlines: Prostate cancer now kills more people than breast cancer

Today’s headlines about prostate cancer overtaking breast cancer as the UK’s third most common cause of cancer death certainly give pause for thought.   New figures have revealed that 11,819 men died in the UK from prostate cancer in 2015, while 11,442 women died from breast cancer.   Deaths from cancer can be measured in two ways – by the actual number of people who die from particular type of […]

Hull Lawyers Swap Court Room for Chords, all in Aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research

They’re not the likeliest bunch of musicians to get together, it’s fair to say.   But a group of legal eagles from Hull are the driving force behind a charity CD designed to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. They are to release an EP consisting of five tracks, including a Christmas song, on 1 December, followed by a full CD next year.   The CD is all the more poignant because two […]

50K in a day – Trekking the Brecon Beacons for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Being members of Yorkshire Cancer Research’s Galtres Committee, Keren and Joanne know a thing or two about fundraising.   So it shouldn’t really be a big surprise that their latest effort managed to raise a whopping £3282.91!     Keren and Joanne, along with their friends Christina and Sue, decided to take on an epic challenge this summer and spent a day trekking 50K up the Brecon Beacons. Given the […]

John Lewis Sheffield selects Yorkshire Cancer Research as Community Matters charity

John Lewis Sheffield has selected Yorkshire Cancer Research as one of its Community Matters charities for the next three months.   565 people are diagnosed with cancer every week in Yorkshire, and people in Yorkshire are more likely to get cancer, and more likely to die from it, than most other counties in England.   The charity’s vision is that every single person in every community in and around Yorkshire […]

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