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“Even though I’ve lost my sight, my vision is clearer than it’s ever been”

In December 2017, Lorraine Wilby was busy living life to the full.   The 53-year-old from Wakefield had decided to start putting her health first, taking up running, attending ‘fighting fit’ classes and completing her first Great North Run with her partner Stephen.   Her dad had just recovered from bowel cancer, and the family had lots to celebrate. Ending the year with exciting trips to Disneyland Paris and London […]

‘Set U Free’ fundraisers take on Yorkshire Warrior challenge

A team of fitness newbies are preparing to take on a gruelling obstacle course to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.   Leeds fitness expert Jennie Gadsby will lead a group of 21 members from her fitness studio ‘set U free’ as they take part in the Yorkshire Warrior challenge at Ripley Castle, Harrogate, on Saturday, April 21.   Aged between 26 and 66, the team will battle hills, bogs, […]

Yorkshire Cancer Research scheme helps identify people at high risk of bowel cancer

A new scheme funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research is helping to identify people with a high risk of developing bowel cancer.   An estimated 14,227 people living in Yorkshire have an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome that increases their risk of developing bowel cancer by up to 80%.   But very few people with Lynch syndrome know they have it, and this means they are missing out on regular […]

Incredible story of the fight against cancer to be revealed at free charity film screening

Yorkshire Cancer Research will host a free screening of cancer documentary ‘The Enemy Within’ at the University of Hull’s Allam Medical Building on Wednesday, March 21.   The film tells the incredible story of the fight against cancer over the last 50 years through the eyes of scientists, researchers and patients.   Those who attend will have the chance to enjoy refreshments in the company of the charity’s talented young […]

Yorkshire smokers urged to quit by using e-cigarettes

Smokers across Yorkshire are being urged to quit with the help of e-cigarettes as part of a campaign announced by Yorkshire Cancer Research today (Wednesday, March 14).   Launched to coincide with National No Smoking Day, the Vape to Quit campaign will also call for workplaces to go smoke-free by banning smoking on the premises and replacing smoking areas with designated vaping areas.   Healthcare professionals working in the region […]

Yorkshire Cancer Research announces new partnership with Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Yorkshire Cancer Research has announced that it will continue its partnership with Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Rhinos Foundation, working together to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and help those already diagnosed live better.   Over the past 12 months Yorkshire Cancer Research and Leeds Rhinos Foundation have worked together to offer a cancer rehabilitation programme called Active Beyond Cancer, and the new partnership will see the […]

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