Completing my Bucket List

Cancer Research Bouquet

Earlier this month I received the most beautiful bouquet of roses and lilies from https://flowershop.cancerresearchuk.org.

 

When placing an order through them 25% of the value of your order goes directly to Cancer Research UK Trading which gives its taxable profits to Cancer Research UK.

 

The flowers arrived inside a cardboard delivery box.  They were well wrapped in a damp cloth so even if you were out all day they would be fine in the box, and a glass vase was also included.  You can tell from these photos just how beautiful they were.

 

 

About Cancer Research UK’s work

 

Cancer Research UK supports the work of over 4,250 scientists, doctors and nurses throughout the UK and over 90% of the population live within 30 miles of a Cancer Research UK funded site. We carry out world-class research to improve our understanding of cancer and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. We ensure that our findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.

 

Cancer Research UK’s Achievements

 

Here are just a few achievements made in the last 50 years:

 

1950s Cancer Research UK funded work which led to the development of three important chemotherapy drugs: chlorambucil, melphalan and busulphan. These drugs are still used today to treat ovarian cancer, some leukaemias, myeloma and lymphoma.

1960s  Cancer Research UK first tested mammography as a way of diagnosing early breast cancer. The national breast screening programme has screened more than 14 million women and detected over 80,000 cancers, saving thousands of lives.

1970s  Cancer Research UK scientists are among the first to show that the drug cisplatin has strong activity against cancer. Almost all men with testicular cancer now survive thanks to treatment with cisplatin in combination with other drugs.

1980s Cancer Research UK scientists helped to develop a new drug called carboplatin, now widely used in the treatment of lung and ovarian cancer.

1990s Cancer Research UK scientists showed that giving tamoxifen to all breast cancer patients who need it, no matter what their age, could save an extra 20,000 lives each year worldwide.

2000s Cancer Research UK ‘Smokefree’ campaign helped to secure comprehensive smokefree legislation in England, which has already led to the biggest ever drop in the number of smokers.

 

Prices are from under £30 to £529 so there is something for every budget.

 

Next time you’re thinking about giving someone flowers, head over to https://flowershop.cancerresearchuk.org., and know that you are doing some extra good on top of sending flowers as a gift.

 

 

 

*These flowers were provided to me in exchange for this post, but as always all opinions are my own*

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