When we hear the word Melanoma we think about sunshine and holidays. Usually a disease associated with over exposure to sun which is obviously something we don’t get a lot of here.
“…500 people were diagnosed
with melanoma in Manchester
You will be shocked to hear that just under 500 people were diagnosed with melanoma in the Greater Manchester area last year. With the rising popularity of sunbeds and sunlamps in the UK, this could very well be a contributing factor. Recent statistics show that the number of people diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is five times higher than it was 40 years ago.
Gillian Nuttall, founder of Melanoma UK wants local businesses to get involved: “We want to support the work of various trusts in helping to provide extra funding for melanoma nurses who play a vital role in the treatment of patients.”
Manchester v Melanoma has been set up to raise funds to pay for specialist nurses to treat those diagnosed ith skin cancer. From January 2015, businesses can take part in a series of fundraising events organized by the charity, or create their own. Local businesses urged to take part in the Manchester v Melanoma Challenge
Malignant melanoma is now the fifth most common cancer in the UK and more than 2,000 people die from the disease each year.
To find out more or to register your business please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit www.melanomauk.org.uk/news/manchester-melanoma-challenge-2015