Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer partner on Stand Up To Cancer

first_img Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Events “There is so much more to be done in order to stop breast cancer for good, but collaboration is key to getting us there. It is by bringing the best minds together, and working with a common goal, that we can truly reach the point where breast cancer, and all cancers, are stopped in their tracks.”March On Cancer™New to Stand Up To Cancer this year is March On Cancer™, a sponsored night-time walking experience. On Saturday 11th October at 7.30pm, thousands of people will come together as “a collective show of force against cancer” in 15 simultaneous nationwide events in city centres across the UK.Stand Up To Cancer TV advert 2014[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEQYu75eTls[/youtube] Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer partner on Stand Up To Cancer Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer are working as research partners for Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.The two charities will combine funds for selected translational breast cancer research projects with the aim of bringing new breast cancer treatments to patients faster.Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising initiative, but it is also designed to stimulate collaboration in the cancer research community.Claire Rowney, Director of UK Stand Up To Cancer at Cancer Research UK said:“We are thrilled to be able to announce this partnership between two major cancer charities. Our Stand Up To Cancer campaign is all about bringing the nation together to make a stand and encouraging collaborative working to help bring treatments to patients faster”.Chris Askew, Chief Executive at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, added: Advertisement [message_box title=”About Stand Up To Cancer” color=”blue”]Founded in the US in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has harnessed the support of the entertainment industry to generate millions in pledges for cancer research.The telethon came to the UK on Channel 4 in 2012 to raise funds to accelerate innovative cancer research and get new treatments to patients more quickly. In 2012, Stand Up To Cancer’s fundraising total exceeded £8 million, funding 12 clinical trials across the UK and this year’s aim is to do even better.The 2014 campaign is encouraging people to join the frontline against cancer this autumn by fundraising, buying merchandise, joining March On Cancer™ and tuning in to the live TV show on Channel 4 on Friday 17th October.[/message_box] Howard Lake | 7 October 2014 | News  62 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tanzania: Former Finance Minister and Former Energy and Mineral Minister Jailed…

first_imgTears and disbelief reigned at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Monday morning, as two former cabinet ministers bid goodbye to their family members whom they will hardly interact with – at least for the next three years.Former Finance Minister Basil Mramba, 75 and his Energy and Mineral counterpart Daniel Yona, 76 will have to spend the next three years behind bars, serving their jail sentence for abuse of office and subjecting the government to 11.7bn/- loss.They were convicted in the historical trial related to the procurement of gold assayers firm, Alex Stewart Government Business Corporation. Observers say this is the first court decision in the judiciary’s history to condemn influential former cabinet ministers to jail on criminal charges.Two members of a panel hearing the historical case, Judge Sam Rumanyika and Mr Saul Kinemela, who is a senior official in the Labour Commission, convicted the two ex-ministers of the offences after they were satisfied by the evidence given by prosecution witnesses.In the judgment, the two members of the court who sat at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court as Principal Resident Magistrates rejected the shield applied by the convicts that President Benjamin Mkapa had authorised the acquisition of the gold assayers company.“We do not think that the president had directed urgent procurement of the Alex Steward Assayers without following the procedure.The president, otherwise, should have so directed in express terms,” Judge Rumanyika, declared when reading the judgment.They further held that the Government Notices that were granted by Mramba for tax exemptions were arbitrarily issued in total disregard of the advice given by the Attorney General (AG) and officers from the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), leading to pecuniary loss.The judgment of the court was not commonly reached as one member of the panel, Judge John Utamwa, gave a dissenting judgment. He had differed with others in respect of evidence given to have proved the charges against the two convicts.last_img read more