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Club support for 'Get To Know Cancer'

Posted on 23 August 2013  - 12:11

The Club will be showing its support for the NHS 'Get to know cancer' campaign at Sunday's Premier League match with Swansea City at White Hart Lane.

Paulinho in the 'Get to know cancer' t-shirt the lads will warm-up in on SundayAndre at the launch of our support for 'Get to know cancer' with survivors Laurel Johnson and Steve Browne

Our players will be warming up in t-shirts emblazoned with the message ‘It’s treatable, even beatable’ (as modelled by Paulinho, above) with the ‘THFC - Tottenham Hotspur Fighting Cancer’ logo on the back.

Prior to the 4pm kick off, volunteers from the ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign will be meeting fans around the ground to provide potentially life-saving information, with a market stall offering further information and advice situated on Spurs Square from 12noon.

At half-time, Dr Andy Mitchell, Medical Director of NHS England (London), will be making an address to fans to explain more about the campaign.

Earlier this week, the Club announced its support of the ‘Get to know cancer’ campaign for the 2013/2014 Barclays Premier League season.

Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas delivered a briefing to media at our Training Centre alongside two local cancer survivors, Steve Browne and Laurel Johnson, who told their inspirational stories to press in attendance.

Andre said: “'Get to know cancer'  is committed to improving cancer survival rates through promoting awareness and early detection of cancer symptoms and encouraging those concerned to seek help as soon as they notice anything unusual.

“It is impossible to do enough to raise awareness of such an important campaign. Cancer impacts so many people's lives and the earlier it can be diagnosed, the greater chance of successful treatments.

“We hope the Club's association with 'Get to know cancer' can only help this cause and spread the word even further.”

‘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.