Our supporters help to raise awareness on World Cancer Day

02 February 2018 | Supporter stories

World Cancer Research Fund’s supporters include fundraisers, health professionals, scientists and staff as well as readers of our publications, including supporter magazine Healthy You.

They come from a range of backgrounds but they all have one thing in common – they are passionate about helping to spread the message about our cancer prevention recommendations

To mark World Cancer Day 2018, we’ve asked some of them why they support us.

Cousins Stephen and Richard Everett​ (below) did a skydive for us, raising an incredible £1,417 in memory of their uncle and father Martin. They said: “We threw ourselves out of a plane for World Cancer Research Fund because we wanted to raise lots of money for an amazing cause.”

Our supporters, Stephen and Richard Everett

Christine Birnie​ (below) was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009. Prior to her diagnosis, she was already a reader of Healthy You and followed our cancer prevention recommendations. “They said it was the reason I did so well,” she said.

Cancer survivor, Christine Birnie

Debbie Maddox​ (below) is a cancer specialist nurse at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust as well as being one of our Cancer Prevention Champions. She said: “Being a Champion helps me to support people in making healthy choices to reduce their cancer risk."

Cancer Prevention Champion, Debbie Maddox

Our Academy helps to develop future leaders by offering fellowships to outstanding professionals working in the field of nutritional epidemiology. Dr Kathryn Beck (below) is a Fellow of the Academy and a senior lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand. She said: “Being a World Cancer Research Fund Academy Fellow has enabled me to extend my knowledge of Nutritional Epidemiology, and answer complex nutrition questions related to the role of nutrition in cancer prevention."

Academy Fellow, Dr Kathryn Beck


Find out about more people who are involved in our cancer prevention work by taking a look at this Facebook album.

02 February 2018

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