MacMillan Appoints Claire Rowney As Executive Director Of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Macmillan Cancer Support is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Rowney as Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, joining in February 2019. Claire joins Macmillan from Save the Children UK where she has been Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing since early 2017. Prior to this Claire spent 13 years at Cancer Research UK, leading Race for Life, Stand Up To Cancer, Innovation and Corporate Partnerships. Claire will replace Richard Taylor who is leaving Macmillan at the end of the year to pursue a career in coaching. Lynda…

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Pizza Express and Macmillan Cancer Team Up to Raise Money

What could be better than a delicious pizza on a long summer’s evening? How about a pizza that helps improve the lives of people living with cancer too? It might sound too good to be true but now you can change lives with every slice. PizzaExpress is donating a discretionary 25p from the sale of every Padana pizza to Macmillan Cancer Support. The vegetarian Padana is a perfect combination of goat’s cheese, mozzarella, tomato, caramelised onions, spinach, red onions and garlic oil. Light and delicious, it’s the ideal choice for…

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Medical charities collaborate to ensure research results are shared

23 members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) are working in collaboration to develop and launch a joint publication platform, AMRC Open Research.  By removing traditional barriers and delays to publication, the new platform will help the charities maximise the value of the donations they receive by making it possible for every output from the research they fund to be rapidly and openly shared. The AMRC Open Research will use services developed by F1000 and a publication process first used on F1000Research. This process has since been adopted…

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Macmillan Cancer Support Relaunch Their ‘Just Say the Word’ Campaign

This month, Macmillan Cancer Support are once again launching their ‘Just Say the Word’ campaign with the construction, home improvement, electrical and technology sectors, to encourage men with cancer to seek help. Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery, CEF, ISG, Mace, Selco Builders Warehouse, telent Technology Services, Topps Tiles, Travis Perkins and Wolseley have joined with the charity to reach and empower men from across the UK to take control of their health and seek the support they need. Macmillan knows that many men find it difficult to talk. New data revealed…

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FRIEND REQUEST – from social network to support network

New research released by Macmillan Cancer Support, ahead of World Cancer Day on 4th February, shows that vast numbers of women are using social media as a way of boosting their self-esteem while going through cancer treatment. More than 370,000 women with cancer are turning to social media during cancer treatment and recovery, according to a new study Macmillan Cancer Support estimates that over 90,000 UK women found using social media during cancer boosted their self-esteem with 38 per cent of them stating that they ‘felt like they could be…

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