Thousands of people helped Cancer Research UK Cross Cancer Out, the world's leading cancer charity's campaign to get cancer treatments on the political agenda, by adding a cross to a giant structure of the word cancer.
The structure, set up in London, Birmingham and Manchester last weekend, saw more than 5,500 people add their cross.
AdvertisementAlso, over 1,500 people used the #CrossCancerOut hashtag on Twitter to show support for political action to make sure cancer patients are diagnosed earlier and have greater access to treatments. Cancer survival rates have doubled in the UK in the last forty years but with more people being diagnosed, determined political action is urgently needed to beat cancer sooner.
"The public's support was fantastic to see and we hope that electoral candidates across parties will be spurred on to take political action on cancer. The next Government's decisions will affect how fast and how far we progress in the next five years, towards our goal of beating cancer sooner, so we need all election candidates to make a commitment to 'Cross Cancer Out' and help ensure no-one's life is cut short by the disease," said Layla Theiner, head of public affairs and campaigning at Cancer Research UK.
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