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Club shows support for 'Get To Know Cancer'

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 28 August 2013  - 09:29

The Club began its season-long support of NHS campaign ‘Get to know cancer’ at Sunday’s game with Swansea at White Hart Lane.

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Fans in attendance would have seen staff wearing stickers and badges and the team warming up in t-shirts supporting the cancer awareness campaign.

Many supporters also took the chance to take a free BMI test at a ‘Get to know cancer’ marquee stall set up on Spurs Square, with volunteers from the campaign handing out potentially life-saving information around the ground before our 1-0 victory.

There was also an appearance from Dr Andy Mitchell, Medical Director of NHS England (London), during the half-time interval, when he spoke directly to fans about what the campaign hopes to achieve during the season-long partnership with the Club.

‘Get to know cancer’ aims to ensure every Londoner can recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer and feels confident to consult their GP as soon as they notice something unusual.

Cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled over the past 40 years, and NHS England hopes an extra 1,000 lives in the capital can be saved every year. 

It’s something Tottenham Hotspur is determined to help the campaign achieve and will be holding a number of events in support throughout the course of the 2013-2014 season.

To find out more, visit www.gettoknowcancer.org.