A festive message from our interim CEO Cathy Scivier.
For most of us Christmas is that special time of year when family and friends come together to celebrate, give thanks for the year just gone and look forward to the year ahead.
2016 has been a significant year for North West Cancer Research. We have committed to funding our largest amount of money for cancer research in the North West – over the next five years we will support more than £13million worth of cancer research, £8.1million of which will be spent on projects based at the University of Liverpool.
This year we have agreed to support, the use of proton beam therapies in the treatment of head and neck cancers, the development of effective skin cancer drugs and we have progressed plans for our first ever funded clinical trial in partnership with researchers and clinicians across Merseyside.
We have only been able to do this with the commitment and dedication of a special group of people including the members of our local fundraising committees, our volunteers and our fundraising heroes who have tackled mammoth challenges on our behalf.
Thanks to your efforts we have raised more than £1.5m which will enable us to continue to support world-class cancer research which is being carried out right here on our doorstep.
On behalf of everyone at North West Cancer Research I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support to date.
Sadly, despite these efforts, cancer still remains one of the biggest killers here in the North West, with figures standing at 1 in 2 of us being touched by this cruel disease. This means that as one of the region’s number one funders of cancer research, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels.
In 2017, we will continue to support more world class cancer research, which will lead to a better understanding of how cancer develops, earlier diagnosis and new treatments and therapies.
We also aim to continue our work with communities and health partners, helping tackle rising cancer rates at a local level.
But we can’t do this alone.
We need your help to do something heroic, whether it’s a one-off donation, giving up some time to help at one of our charity events or starting your own fundraising group with friends or colleagues – with your help we will stop cancer sooner.
Find out how you can become a cancer hero now, or call 0151 709 2919.