Albion in the Community is urging Brighton & Hove Albion fans to mark World Cancer Day by spending ten minutes learning the signs and symptoms of a range of different cancers – and possibly win a signed home shirt.
AITC’s Speak Up Against Cancer campaign is aimed at improving early detection rates in Brighton and Hove and the charity’s health team and volunteers have met face-to-face with more than 18,000 people across the city in the last 12 months alone.
Those meetings took place at 114 different local events – an average of roughly one Speak Up Against Cancer workshop every three days.
The charity is now asking Seagulls fans to spend a few minutes on its Speak Up Against Cancer website, where they can learn more about cancer symptoms and enter a free prize draw to win a signed Albion shirt.
And AITC’s Sue Brown said there was no better time than World Cancer Day for fans to familiarise themselves with the early warning signs.
She said, “When caught early, the majority of cancers are treatable, so spending a little time on our website getting to know what to look out for could potentially be life-saving.
“Most importantly, if you recognise any of the symptoms, or are at all worried, contact your GP.”
Fans can learn more about the symptoms of a range of different cancers at: www.speakupagainstcancer.org. The signed shirt competition can be found in the website’s win and events section.
AITC’s Speak Up Against Cancer campaign is just one area of the charity’s cancer work. AITC also runs Brighter Outlook, a free 10-week physical activity programme aimed at people who have, or have just had, cancer.
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