Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School, said: “We want to dramatically improve the life chances of people in our region living with cancer. We are grateful for the support from Yorkshire Cancer Research, who have invested over £7.9million into research programmes here at Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull, which are helping to make this aim a reality.
“Their support is facilitating vital research to help improve diagnosis, speed up referrals and provide access to care and treatment – ultimately improving outcomes.”
The campaign gives people the opportunity to dedicate a star to anyone affected by cancer or who has been a part of their cancer experience, whether that be a researcher, a nurse or a supportive friend.
Each star can be dedicated with a personal message and will be hosted in an online gallery as well as displayed on a Christmas tree in the Yorkshire Cancer Research shop in Harrogate. Stars can also be printed out to display at home or to give to a loved one.
The campaign event was attended by Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research. She said:
“This campaign gives people the opportunity to celebrate someone who has recovered from cancer, thank those who have shown their support, recognise someone going through treatment, or remember a loved one who is sadly no longer with us. It’s an opportunity to recognise them at what is traditionally a reflective and celebratory time of year.
“We are thrilled to also shine a light specifically on the important research being undertaken here at Hull York Medical School at the University of Hull, which works towards improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer in our region.
“This life-saving research is possible thanks to the funding generated by our supporters across Yorkshire through campaigns just like this one.”
To dedicate your own Yorkshire Star and support lifesaving research, please visit: ycr.org.uk/yorkshirestars
For more information contact the Yorkshire Cancer Research PR team on firstname.lastname@example.org