As part of the prize for winning the 2015 Credo Award for Digital Literacy I was able to donate £500 to a charity of my choice – I have chosen the Eve Appeal. I received email from them and I thought it was worth sharing as it explains the very valuable work that they do:
“Congratulations on winning Credo Digital Information Literacy Award 2015 and thank you so much for nominating The Eve Appeal as your charity. Your very generous gift of £500.00 will enable the medical team to continue their research into the earlier detection of women’s cancers. We have an ambitious programme and your gift will make a real difference to taking the research forward.
The Eve Appeal is the only national charity funding research and awareness raising across all five gynaecological cancers. These cancers are too-little talked about, often stigmatised and not understood – even though they affect 20,000 women every year in the UK. That means 20,000 families are devastated when a mother, daughter or sister is diagnosed too late. Earlier detection and improved risk prediction is what will make the greatest impact in saving women’s lives.
In the UK, nearly 8,000 women die each year from a gynaecological cancer and just under half a million women will die worldwide. The Eve Appeal is determined to change these statistics, and with your help we will. Every pound raised brings us closer to our vision of a world where more women survive gynaecological cancer.
Thank you again for your valuable support. Should you wish to find out more about any area of our research or public awareness raising work, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to hear from you.
Ruthie Whiter, Individual Giving Officer, The Eve Appeal, www.eveappeal.org.uk
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