Kirkby in Ashfield’s Ada Lovelace House will be one of over fifty buildings across the UK lit up to mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Famous buildings across the UK are set to light up to raise awareness of leukaemia this September. Ada Lovelace House on Urban Road will be turning red to raise awareness of leukaemia as part of the charity’s blood cancer awareness activities.
National blood cancer charity Leukaemia Care have organised the lighting of buildings across the UK to raise awareness of leukaemia, as well as its signs and symptoms, as part of their Spot Leukaemia campaign.
Leukaemia is a form of blood cancer. Blood cancer is the UK’s fifth most common cancer and the third biggest cancer killer.
Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) takes place each September and is a chance for patients, charities and healthcare professionals to raise awareness and share stories of their experience of blood cancer.
Across the country, over 50 buildings are lighting up in celebration of Leukaemia Care’s 50th anniversary as a charity.
As well as shining a spotlight on leukaemia, the charity is encouraging members of the public to take its free leukaemia awareness course which will help to raise awareness of the vague symptoms of this cancer. The charity also have free fridge magnets and symptoms cards available to order.
Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council, said: “We’re very proud to be supporting Leukaemia Care, a fantastic charity who do brilliant work for so many people.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Ada Lovelace House lit up just outside our Council Offices in Kirkby. If our support of Blood Cancer Awareness Month can raise awareness for just one family in need then it will be worthwhile.”
Director of Patient Advocacy for the charity, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley, said, “We’re delighted that Nottinghamshire is supporting our initiative. This is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that people are more aware of the vague symptoms of leukaemia which can often be mistaken for other common illnesses, such as the flu. As well as enjoying the light up, we’d encourage members of the public to take our free online course which will improve their awareness of leukaemia”.
To find out more about the #SpotLeukaemia campaign and to take the free leukaemia awareness course, head to www.spotleukaemia.co.uk