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My speech, on the importance of finding a cure for cancer

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It is both a pleasure and an honour for me today to talk about the importance of finding a cure for cancer. 1500 people every day die from cancer, and 135,000 a year. Too many times a day, will that dreaded word be spoken? Almost everyone has been touched by it in some way, either by a family member or a friend; I was one of those people as it affected my Cousin and my Gramp, as they passed away because of it. This is Ben. Ben is two months old. He was a cheeky loving baby that loved his cuddly toys. But Ben is one of the unlucky ones, as his body is infected with cancer. ...read more.


Ben's family knew that it would only be a matter of time before he would die. Ben died 3 years later. One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives and 60% die out of 100% that get infected. Unfortunately cancer is the leading cause of premature death in the UK. It is responsible for over 16 million possible years of life lost in the UK. According to Cancer Research, nearly 35,000 new cases of cancer occur every year. Scientists have managed to shorten the infection temporarily with options like chimotherepy but still 16,000 deaths from cancer have occurred in the UK in the past year. The rising number of cancer cases is inevitable. ...read more.


You can make a donation to contribute in the fight against cancer, or participate in the variety of events that they host across the UK. You can volunteer where you can make a significant difference in your community. Take action and speak up about the disease as well. I truly believe that together we can make a difference and work our way to a cancer-free future. Imagine waking up one morning and hearing that cancer had been cured and no one could die from cancer anymore. Imagine a world where no one has to be afraid of cancer. We have to continue making cancer research a priority today because this disease has haunted us for too long now. So please help by donating as much as possible, even if it is just 1 or 2p, every penny counts and can add up, to make a big difference. Thank you ...read more.

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