Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NEWS :Mike Peters Sounds The Alarm Against Cancer

The Alarm frontman Mike Peters has been taking part in the first ever Global Cancer Summit organised and hosted by Lance Armstrong in Dublin, Ireland.

To quote the latest newsletter :

"It's been an incredible three day meeting of individuals and organisations uniting together in the fight against cancer. I am proud to be representing the work we have begun with the Love Hope Strength Foundation.

One of the initiatives is to get as many people as possible to sign the World Cancer Declaration and Lance Armstrong has personally asked me to help him get another 10,000 signatures added by tomorrow - Wednesday night.

I have already signed the Declaration personally, and know that even if a small sample of Alarm fans out there digitally sign the Declaration also, then we can help achieve this figure. So I ask you, please follow this link and sign the Declaration. You can even dedicate your action to someone you love or has inspired you.

As Lance says in his letter below, it only takes a few moments and will be a major help in pushing Cancer Care to the forefront of those with the power to make change in our world.

Thanks for reading this email, I hope I can count on your participation.

Love, hope and strength,

Mike Peters

Dear Mike

Last month when I started the Tour de France, I asked you to join me in signing the World Cancer Declaration. The response has been staggering —more than 100,000 of us have added our names to this urgent global push to fight cancer.

Tomorrow, the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit here in Dublin will come to a close. It’s an incredibly rare opportunity to urge some of the most powerful people in the world to commit the time, energy and resources needed to make a world without cancer a reality. And we can do just that if we add 10,000 more signatures to the Declaration before the Summit ends on Wednesday.

Will you sign the Declaration and then ask your friends and family to help us add 10,000 commitments by Wednesday night? It only takes a moment and every name counts:


Cancer affects all of us. By 2010, cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide, yet the fight against cancer lacks urgency and focus. That is why we must take matters into our own hands and force cancer onto the global agenda.

The LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit in Dublin will do just that by bringing governments, communities and survivors from all over the world together pushing for new commitments to stem the growing impact of cancer around the globe. Closing this commitment gap is a critical step towards a world without cancer.

We have just one more day to make the World Cancer Declaration as powerful as possible. Every additional name we add will lend weight to our cause; every single new voice adds urgency to our fight. I know we can reach our goal if each and every one of us signs the Declaration and asks someone close to us to add their name too.

Will you sign the Declaration and also ask a friend or family member to join us before Wednesday night? It only takes a moment and will make a big difference:



Lance and the LIVESTRONG Action Team"

Please take some time to visit the links above and sign the declaration and pledge your support.



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