Leeds United, the newly promoted club in the Premier League have joined hands with Yorkshire Cancer Research to spread awareness about cancer.
Yorkshire Cancer Research becomes charity partner of Leeds United’s 2020/21 campaign
Leeds United have teamed up with Yorkshire Cancer Research to help more people avoid life threatening disease- Cancer.
The funds that will be raised would be used to benefit the cancer research in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire region.
The Yorkshire Cancer Research has also funded £40 million of research in Leeds, since 2000.
The Club’s website read, “Every part of the Leeds United family, from the players to the fans, will be urged to get behind the campaign and support the work the charity does everyday to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Yorkshire.”
Leeds Lung Health Check is one of the flagship programmes of the charity which helps people in Leeds getting scans and detect lung cancer at the early stage.
Paul Bell, executive director at Leeds United, said: “So many people across the city of Leeds have either been affected or lost loved ones to cancer and the work the charity is conducting is vital for the region.”
“As a club we are committed to the local community and if we can help to raise awareness among our supporter base and save just one life, then this collaboration will have made a huge difference.”
Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research gave her thoughts saying, “We all know Leeds United fans are up there with the best in the world and we can’t wait to let them know all about the work we’re doing to save lives in Yorkshire.”
She added, “As the year progresses, we’ll have opportunities for fans affected by cancer to get involved, including the chance to take part in a cancer rehabilitation training session led by the players to showcase how exercise after a cancer diagnosis can help stop cancer coming back.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the charity to raise awareness of our aim to make sure people with cancer in our region are diagnosed as early as possible and have access to the very best treatments. With the support of Leeds United fans, we will save more lives in Yorkshire.”
As much as 594 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. The charity aims to ensure 2,000 more people to survive the disease every year.
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