Borough landmarks to turn green for Kidney Cancer Awareness Week
Published on Tuesday, 2nd February 2021
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is lighting up the Town Hall and The Civic Hall in Bedworth on Friday 5 February in support of Kidney Cancer Awareness Week.
The aim of the Week is to raise awareness of kidney cancer, highlight symptoms and the many shortfalls on the path to diagnosis. A total of 21 landmarks across the UK will be lit green during Kidney Cancer Awareness Week, including world-famous Edinburgh Castle, iconic Blackpool Tower and Ballyclare Town Hall.
Kidney Cancer UK provides free support services to patients, their families, and carers to help reduce the impact of the disease.
Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Cllr Julie Jackson, said: “Now in its sixth year, Kidney Cancer Awareness Week aims to raise the overall profile of the disease across the Borough by highlighting symptoms and the many challenges on the path to diagnosis. Each year in the UK 13,059 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer, so we are very proud to help raise the awareness of this campaign by lighting up both the Town Hall and The Civic Hall in Bedworth. Despite being the seventh most common cancer in the UK, kidney cancer remains relatively unheard of; but together we can change that”.
The top most common symptoms of kidney cancer are:
- Long-term pain in back or side
- Blood in urine
You can follow the campaign on social media using the #KCAW2021 for more information go to www.kcuk.org.uk.
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