Friday, 10 August 2012

Andy Flower Says YES to Factor 50

Andy Flower OBE has confirmed that he will continue to support skin cancer patient group Factor 50 for a further year.

Andy Flower & Gillian Nuttall

Flower, who underwent surgery in 2010 to remove a melanoma from underneath his right eye became an Ambassador to the support group in the summer of 2011 and in April 2012 took part in the London Marathon, sharing part of the funds that he raised with Factor 50.

In the last year, NICE (The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) have rejected two groundbreaking drugs and therefore the campaign for skin cancer awareness is now paramount in trying to control the increase.

Speaking recently, Flower said, “It wasn’t a hard decision for me to continue in my role as Ambassador to Factor 50. They do an excellent job in patient support, fund raising and raising awareness of the dangers of the sun. I wish them continued success in the coming year and who knows, another marathon might be on the cards!”

Gillian Nuttall, founder of Factor 50 is delighted that Andy has agreed to support Factor 50 for a further period.   Commenting on this, Gillian says, “Factor 50 has made some great progress in the last year and a lot of support has been from the cricket community – this is largely due to having a legend like Andy Flower as our Ambassador and I am absolutely thrilled that he has agreed to support us for another year.”

Factor 50 will be conducting an online poll of consumers over the next 6 months in an attempt to gain a clearer understanding of the attitude of consumers towards the dangers of the sun and skin cancer. With the increase in skin cancer in young people set to increase over the next few years this survey will form the backbone for an educational and awareness campaign. 

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