At some point in our lives we'll be touched by cancer. Whether we fall victim ourselves, or we are effected emotionally by a relative, or close friend contracting the disease it will make a lasting impression on us.
I know in my grandparents day it was seen as a certain death sentence. Unfortunately for some of us it still is, but because of the wonderful research that is conducted by organisations such as Cancer Research UK, lives are being saved, or prolonged.
Things are tough in this world when most of us are feeling the financial pinch, but it's important that we don't forget charities. Without our donations it will be impossible for them to continue with the work that they do.
A close relative of mine is taking part in the Race for Life this weekend in Dalgety Bay, Scotland and he has been busily fund raising with his work colleagues over the last couple of weeks. The event itself, raises money for the charity but importantly it also increases awareness of the disease itself. This particular fund raiser takes place overnight, in various locations throughout the country because as Cancer Research UK reminds us, the disease itself never sleeps and all communities are affected.
If you would like to find out how to donate, take part in fund raising events, or information on the disease itself, please click here www.cancerresearchuk.org