Cancer Research UK should care more about Kids with Cancer
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My 3 year old grandson, Logan, is dying from DIPG, a cancer for which treatment has not advanced in around 50 years yet Cancer Research UK ("CRUK"), despite increasing income, consider childhood cancers worth only 1.4% (the 4% above is based upon US funding)
Make September Gold for Childhood Cancer recently posted:
This is utterly shocking from CRUK - 1.4% equates to £6.1 million pounds on children's cancer research. Down a third on last year. DOWN A THIRD!!!!!!
So, as we move towards September, and are warming up for this years CCAM, I'd like to share some figures with you.
Income £647 million (up 2% from last year)
Total spend on charitable activities: £474 million (up 1%) – so amount spent on research etc
Lung cancer £43 million
Colorectal cancer £35 million
Breast cancer £33million
Prostate cancer £22 million
Children’s cancer, all 200 types £6.0 million
(According to their accounts, £6.1 million according to facebook post from CRUK)
Last year total childhood cancer spending was £9.1million, so spending on children is down a third in a year despite income for CRUK going up by 2%.
So childhood cancer forms 1.27% of charitable expenditure of CRUK.
Now count the campaign images that use children on treatment. They make up 40% of the CRUK campaign imagery on TV and in print. Now check to see if those ads link to the CRUK Kids & Teens fund. They generally don't. They'll take you to the main pot because ill kids get donations rolling in, however and, on reflection, CRUK have never embraced and supported children's cancers over the years.
This needs to stop, our kids matter!!
Our kids are worth more than 1.4%
September is coming - let's make this the best one yet!
We ask the Board of CRUK to change this NOW and save children's lives
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