A community interest company (CIC) is a type of company designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good. It is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community. The primary objectives of Help2BeatCancer CIC are to help to beat Cancer by supporting Cancer Awareness Programmes and Raising Funding for Cancer Research Organizations.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER OF HELP 2 BEAT CANCER CIC
The Founder of Help2BeatCancer CIC is Alfred Samuels. Alfred was diagnosed in early 2012, with Advanced Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Stage 4 and initially given six months to live. Alfred survived due to his participation in the Cancer Research UK funded Stampede drug trial. He has founded Help2BeatCancer CIC to support Cancer Awareness and Research Programmes.
More men are now dying from prostate cancer in the UK than women are from breast cancer. One in eight men in the UK will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. That likelihood is doubled for black men, with one in four being affected by Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. Research, by Cancer Research UK, reveals that one man dies of Prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK, and that figure has been increasing over the past 20 years. Prostate Cancer UK estimates that more than 120 million pounds in research funding is needed to make sufficient advances in research, screening and treatment.
WHAT WILL HELP 2 BEAT CANCER CIC BE DOING?
A. Helping to Raise Awareness
Help2BeatCancer CIC will be supporting Cancer Awareness Programmes.
B. Supporting Cancer Research Charities
Help2BeatCancer CIC will be supporting major Cancer Charities
HOW WILL HELP 2 BEAT CANCER CIC BE RAISING FUNDS?
Publishing Activities: Help2BeatCancer CIC will have a publishing operation whereby authors donate books and papers they have written to Help2BeatCancer CIC with the profits going to fund programmes as above. Help2BeatCancer CIC will also be publishing videos and podcasts of interest with the profits going to fund programmes as above
CANCER AWARENESS MESSAGE
Alfred has a message below for men who might be hesitant about being screened for prostate cancer
If you do not love yourself, you certainly love your family and because you love your family, you owe it to your family to be screened. Prostate cancer is curable if caught early enough. You do not want to go the route I went and find that you now have a disease that has escaped the prostate and basically has spread, because your luck may not be the same as my luck. I have known many men who have passed away. Please do not become one of those men.
Alfred Samuels. Director
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