Brighton & Hove Albion are asking fans to join them in supporting World Cancer Day today.Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember Foundation have joined together to raise awareness of the disease and are encouraging sports teams and fans to reach out to their rivals and spread this message across social media, using the hashtag #ADayToUnite.
And here in Brighton and Hove, Albion in the Community (AITC) is continuing its excellent work raising awareness of cancer symptoms and offering free physical activity support to people living with, or after, cancer.
AITC’s Brighter Outlook project runs groups twice-weekly at the Yellowave Beach Sports Venue (Tuesdays 2pm – 3pm and Thursdays 11.30am – 12.30pm) and every Tuesday in Portslade from 6.15pm. There is also a yoga group on Friday evening at Revitalise in Brighton.
The charity’s team will be at Yellowave as usual today and anyone who would like to access these classes should call 01273 668591 or visit www.brighteroutlook.org.uk.
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Its current focus is on bowel cancer; Sue Brown, who heads the campaign for AITC, will mark World Cancer Day by visiting a local day centre to talk about the condition.
Sue and some of AITC’s volunteers will also be at ASDA in Hollingbury this Saturday to talk to shoppers about bowel cancer symptoms.
To learn more about Speak Up Against Cancer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.speakupagainstcancer.org. Any Seagulls fans visiting the website qualify to enter a free prize draw to win a signed Brighton shirt.
Both AITC and the club have developed strong links with Macmillan Cancer Support. Earlier this season, the charity was chosen as one of two official good causes supported by the Seagulls. Of particular note are Macmillan’s efforts to open a free cancer information and support centre, opposite the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Set to open in the spring, the Macmillan Horizon Centre will offer free, non-biased and easily-accessible information and specialist support to anyone affected by cancer in Sussex.