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World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day

by | May 18, 2017 | Kidney Cancer UK News | 0 comments

June 22 will mark the first World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day – a day where the global kidney cancer community of patients, carers, family, health care professionals and patient organisations will raise awareness and funds for kidney cancer.

Kidney cancer is a serious disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people around the world and is resulting in a growing burden and many unanswered questions.  The worldwide incidence of kidney cancer is predicted to rise by 22 percent by 2020 and the cause of kidney cancer still remains largely unknown. Treatment varies around the world and too often kidney cancer is forgotten.

World Kidney Cancer DayKidney cancer knows no boundaries and medical experts agree there is an opportunity for global collaboration to raise awareness and start answering the questions that will make a difference for kidney cancer patients worldwide.

That’s why, along with the International Kidney Cancer Coalition, Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland is joining organisations around the world to raise awareness for kidney cancer on June 22.  We’re excited to announce that Juliet  Ibrahim, a celebrity and humanitarian who gives hope to kidney cancer patients throughout Africa, is the  campaign’s Global Ambassador.  We hope you will also join our efforts.
World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day: People around the world will be asking questions and seeking answers to raise awareness and funds to help fight kidney cancer!
As part of World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day, we’re launching the Kidney Cancer Q&A Day Quiz. It’s an interactive quiz that tests what people know about important kidney cancer facts.  With each quiz that is completed, $5 will be donated to help find answers to vital questions about kidney cancer.
Locally, Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland is raising money to help support kidney cancer patients, raise awareness and fund research in to treatments, prevention’s and cure.  You can make a donation by clicking here.
How You Can Get Involved?

June 22 is World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day. Add your voice to the campaign!

  • Take the Q&A Quiz at HERE It’s just seven questions, it cost you nothing and once you complete it, $5 will be donated.World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day
  • Share the Q&A Quiz with your family and friends on your social channels, because every time the quiz is done, more kidney cancer research is funded.
  • Spread the word about World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day by following us on Twitter and Facebook and sharing posts. Use the hashtag #kidneycancer on any of your posts to join the global online conversation.
  • Join the Thunderclap! It’s a tool that allows people around the world to pledge a tweet or post on social media. Then, on World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day everyone’s pledges are released at the same time creating a global flash mob on social media. It takes a minute to add your name here.Thank you for adding your voice to raising awareness for kidney cancer and helping to answer the questions that will make a difference for kidney cancer patients across the United Kingdom and around the world.
<a href="" target="_self">Malcolm Packer</a>

Malcolm Packer

Malcolm is Chief Executive Officer at Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland and has worked with the charity in various capacities for over 15 years.