Published: Monday, 19th August 2019
The Town Hall in the Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn will be turning red on Friday 13 September in aid of Leukaemia Care’s Spot Leukaemia campaign and Blood Cancer Awareness month.
Across the UK, over 50 buildings will be lighting up in celebration of Leukaemia Care’s 50th anniversary as a charity.
National blood cancer charity Leukaemia Care have organised the lighting of buildings across the country to raise awareness of leukaemia, as well as its signs and symptoms, as part of their Spot Leukaemia campaign.
Leukaemia is a form of blood cancer. Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) takes place each September and is a chance for patients, charities and healthcare professionals to raise awareness and share stories of their experience of blood cancer.
As well as shining a spotlight on leukaemia, the charity is encouraging members of the public to take its free leukaemia awareness course which will help to raise awareness of the vague symptoms of this cancer. The charity also have free fridge magnets and symptoms cards available to order.
Director of Patient Advocacy for the charity, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley, said: “We’re delighted that King’s Lynn is supporting our initiative. This is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that people are more aware of the vague symptoms of leukaemia which can often be mistaken for other common illnesses, such as the flu. As well as enjoying the light up, we’d encourage members of the public to take our free online course which will improve their awareness of leukaemia”.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and portfolio holder for culture, heritage and health at the borough council, said: “To light the Town Hall in red to support Leukaemia Care and Blood Cancer Awareness Month is a great way to raise awareness of it. Blood cancer is the UK’s fifth most common cancer and the third biggest cancer killer.
“I hope that people try the free online course and look for the #SpotLeukaemia campaign.”
To find out more head to www.spotleukaemia.co.uk