I’m delighted to tell you that the Peter Andre Foundation has launched! As you all know, I have a personal reason for wanting to raise money for research into cancer and raise awareness of this terrible disease – and to save more lives in the future.
Losing Andrew has been devastating for me and my family but through my Foundation and your support we can change the odds for people diagnosed with cancer in the future.
The main message of the Foundation is: know your body, know what’s right for you. So my Foundation will raise vital funds which will go towards Cancer Research UK’s ‘Cancer Awareness Roadshow’.
Early diagnosis of cancer saves lives. Most deaths from cancer are caused by the disease spreading around the body. So if cancer is diagnosed early, before it’s had time to spread or grow too big, it’s nearly always easier to treat successfully.
The roadshow is making a difference in communities across the UK by talking to people about cancer and raising awareness of the disese. There are four mobile units currently based in North West and North East England, London and Scotland. I am delighted that my Foundation will fully fund the London unit this year, and in the years to come.
The cancer awareness nurses onboard the Roadshow units help people to understand more about the importance of spotting cancer early and how positive lifestyle changes can help to reduce the risk of cancer. They also work alongside local health partners to signpost people to nearby services, and encourage anyone with concerns about a change to their body to go straight to their GP. The Roadshow is reaching thousands of people every year with information that could one day save their life.
Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. The number of people in the UK who survive the disease has doubled in the past 40 years and Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
This is a disease which affects each and every one of us so I would encourage you all to donate to this amazing cause. Please help me to make a difference and click here to show your support.
For more information, including an interactive signs and symptoms app, visit http://www.spotcancerearly.com
I’m so excited about the launch of this Foundation. It means so much to me and my brothers and we’ll be doing all we can to help people understand how important it is to know their body and to go straight to their doctor about anything unusual. I do hope you’ll support us along the way.