A brighter future from you and Cancer Research – fundraising – For the moment it does require you to give your details but it is safe. I am working on a more streamlined alternative option. Meanwhile, bear with it – every little bit helps – even the price of your next coffee?

In aid of CR

Hi.  Periodically, I will be calling on friends here and the writing community at WordPress for your support and ask that you either simply text BGON64 to 70070 (for those here in the UK) and donate a small amount or use my donation button below (any country) to give whatever you can (even your next cuppa) to help us at Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Research.  As a breast cancer survivor, I can sincerely say that your help is more than appreciated.

Cancer Research is not government funded and is responsible for a high percentage of the major breakthroughs we have seen to date.  Without you and me, those breakthroughs will not happen.  So don’t let this being UK based put you off donating. Regardless of your country, your generosity will one day give the gift of life to the world.

The Just Giving page is verification and will also tell you all about my own reasons and action plan for the foreseeable future.

Thank  you very much!

Anita x

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Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

9 thoughts on “A brighter future from you and Cancer Research – fundraising – For the moment it does require you to give your details but it is safe. I am working on a more streamlined alternative option. Meanwhile, bear with it – every little bit helps – even the price of your next coffee?”

  1. I prefer to donate to charities like The Doctor Hadwen Trust, or The Physician’s Committee for Safer Medicine, as they are working on developing cures for cancer using methods other than animal testing, which is a more direct way to save human lives. Cancer Research donate money for animal experiments which are very dangerous to humans, and slowing the progress of a cure.

    I hope this does not offend, as I have found this perspective often offends people. I just hate to see people generously giving to a cause which wastes people’s money. ❤

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    1. I am not offended and we all have different perspectives on an issue. Yours however does seem to weigh heavily on misinformation – and wasting people’s money…in terms of direct benefits. One drug developed this way saved my life and countless others. There will always be a huge moral issue but I hope one day there will be enough funds to go around, discoveries made and laws changed, to provide us all with animal free testing/research. CRUK and many others adhere to strict guidelines and wherever possible, avoid using animal testing. It does not change the fact we do rely on a small percentage of animal testing (mice with a similar make up to our own, worms, insects) and that doesn’t always sit well, but there are over 400 deaths a day from cancer at present regardless of the approach. And it’s a legal requirement in this country that all new drugs (not just cancer drugs) are tested in animals before they’re given to patients, to make sure that they’re safe to use.
      Much of their work doesn’t involve animals, and wherever it’s possible researchers rely on other methods. Some use cells taken from human tumours, others study cell processes in yeast or bacteria, and some use computer models to study cancer.
      They’re also looking at entirely new approaches, such as ‘artificial tumours’ and lab grown tissue. When there is simply no other way, researchers follow strict laws that ensure animals are treated humanely and only used when there’s no alternative.
      As I say, the world isn’t perfect or fair. Thank you for you input.

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