You must have heard of them – those fundraising campaigns that not only raise millions, but also capture the public imagination. Movember, #NoMakeUpSelfies, Ice Bucket Challenges and Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer, are just a few of these campaigns that have dominated the headlines and “social mediaverse” in the past year.
This year World Cancer Research Fund UK is part of the global movement, #GivingTuesday, which will launch on Tuesday, December 2, to kick-start giving in the festive season. #GivingTuesday brings together large corporations, small businesses, charities and the public to do charitable things – on the ground, online and everywhere in between!
In the week leading up to #GivingTuesday, we’re asking ‘How will you Give yours?’ Luckily, giving can take so many forms – it could be making a donation, signing up to one of our fantastic challenge events, volunteering your time or simply spreading the word about cancer prevention. It’s through this type of giving you can help us empower more people to a healthier, cancer-free future and keep loved ones together for longer.
World Cancer Research Fund UK supports and funds the latest scientific research on cancer prevention related to diet, weight and physical activity and translates it into practical, easy-to-use tools and advice that can help people reduce their risk. Almost all of us are affected in one or another by cancer, but we are not powerless; about a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through a healthy diet, weight management and physical activity.
You can be an office hero while sitting at your desk and donating to support our work through your payroll! Its quick and easy to set up and regular donations such as this help us plan our spending more effectively for the future, and are vital to our cancer prevention research programmes. With your continued support we can help prevent cancer together.
To find out more about what we are doing in the build up to Giving Tuesday and information on the other ways you can support our work please read our blog http://blog.wcrf-uk.org/2014/11/giving-tuesday-remember-the-charities/ or follow us on Twitter @wcrf_uk