A video message from the Russell family: make cancer top priority this election

With the General Election fast approaching, help us make a stand for cancer patients and support our work at #CatchUpWithCancer.

A donation of any size is appreciated in supporting the longest and loudest campaign on treatment delays

Vote for fair and timely cancer treatment for all by helping us continue to speak up for the many thousands of patients still waiting too long.

VIDEO: A message from Craig Russell, co-founder of the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign

Right now we are calling for all major parties to commit to catching up with cancer and helping the NHS hit the 62-day treatment target for the first time since 2015.

Graphic shows a hand posting a vote into a ballot box, with the message 'I'm voting for fair access to cancer treatment for every cancer patient'It is this target that really matters for cancer patients, ensuring diagnosis is swift and treatment is quick to begin. Research shows that for many cancers, every four-week delay can increase the risk of death.

And with growing cancer rates in the UK, we cannot afford to ignore these delays a moment longer.

Cancer loves time. Together we can stop the clock and #CatchUpWithCancer.

Thank you for supporting us.

The Russell Family and Catch Up With Cancer

The campaign and petition were launched back in 2020 by Craig and Mandy Russell and Professor Pat Price, chair of Radiotherapy UK.

Craig and Mandy lost their daughter, Kelly Smith, at the age of 31. Her cancer treatment was stopped because of the pandemic and she died just a few weeks later, leaving behind her family and young son. Since then, the Russell family have campaigned tirelessly, urging the government to catch up with cancer.

Read Kelly’s story here.

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