This week Neil Findlay MSP showed his support for World Cancer Day (February 4th) by wearing a Cancer Research UK unity band.
4 in 10 cancers could be prevented by actions like not smoking, keeping a healthy balanced diet, keeping active and enjoying the sun safely.
Around 31,700 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in Scotland. By wearing the unity band we can support cancer research and raise awareness of the long road ahead in our battle to stamp out cancer for good.
Every Unity Band means more funds for life-saving research -and by wearing one you can show your support and help beat cancer sooner.
Neil Findlay said:
“On world cancer day it’s important to recognise that we have a long way to go in the fight against a disease that affects millions of individuals and families.
“My own family knows the terrible toll this disease takes and nothing could be more important than fighting it.
“Even a small donation can make all the difference in the long term. For every £1 donated, 80p goes directly towards beating cancer sooner and the remaining 20 p goes towards raising funds for the future. So get your unity band and show that you’re doing your bit to make cancer history”