Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Dryathlon - Spending a Month Alcohol Free for Cancer Research

This month, my husband has joined 35,000 pioneering Britons who have come together to take on January without alcohol to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Dryathlon is a new fundraising campaign that challenges social drinkers to give up alcohol for January, to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Through raising sponsorship, or pledging the money saved by not drinking, Dryathletes can fund the work of Cancer Research UK and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. 

A few years ago, he lost his father to throat cancer and his niece is currently battling cervical cancer so Cancer Research is very close to his heart. That is why he is willing to give up his weekly treat of a few cans after working hard all week, to help Cancer Research find a cure!

The children with their Taid. Sadly he never met the youngest

Cancer Research have been going since 1902 and along the way they've achieved a long list of firsts. Now they're pushing well into the future - developing newer, kinder treatments, getting closer to cures. 

Every step they make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour, every person. And, as a collective force, Cancer Research has helped double survival rates in the last forty years. But they can't stop there, more than 1 in 3 of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives and, with our ageing population, this statistic is getting worse. 

Cancer Research is fighting for a world where no one's life is cut short by cancer. And there is real hope. Each year their scientists get closer to finding cures for cancers - whether through targeted treatment or simply detecting cancers earlier. Genome mapping and new technologies have put them on the brink of major breakthroughs. With the continued help of their supporters they will help turn those breakthroughs into treatments that could save millions of lives and accelerate their progress against this devastating disease.

So please help Cancer Research and support my husband by sponsoring him this month as a Dryathalon, it's quick and easy to do using Just Giving

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