Celebrities and charities have flooded Twitter with messages of support and solidarity to mark World Cancer Day.
Football pundit Gary Lineker, rock band Kasabian and Australian songstress Paloma Faith have all tweeted their support for the Not Beyond Us campaign while sporting their unity band campaign bracelets.
— Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) February 2, 2015
Cancer affects more than 14 million adults worldwide with 8.2million people dying from the disease each year.
However, thanks to medical advances, more people are now surviving the disease.
The event comes a week after Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust launched their #SmearForSmear social media campaign which saw supermodel Georgia May Jagger sport a sultry lipstick selfie.
A photo posted by Georgia May Jagger (@georgiamayjagger) on
Last year Sophie Hughes-Onslow also revealed her ‘terrifying’ ovarian cancer journey but explained how, now she’s recovered, she chats to other women going through the same thing.
There are many ways of supporting the cause, either via the traditional donation or by purchasing Cancer Research UK’s Unity Band,at high street stores or from the charity’s on-line shop.
To donate, text ‘UNITE’ to 70200 for a £3 donation, donate on-line or get the exclusive Unity Band for a suggested donation of £2.
Picture courtesy of Erik Söderström, with thanks