March 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter; Young Heroes’ one stop shop for all the latest charity news and events. We dedicate this months edition to the memory of Alex Albiston; the amazing young hero who passed away one year ago after a most courageous battle with cancer.  Alex’s family and friends are […]

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New Leukaemia Vaccine Enters Clinical Trials

New leukaemia vaccine enters clinical trials UK scientists have launched an early clinical trial – phase-II – of a new cancer vaccine designed to help patients with leukemia to fight the disease. The DNA vaccine, which Cancer Research UK scientists helped to develop, is different from vaccines that help to prevent infectious diseases. Instead it is […]

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February 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter; Young Heroes’ one stop shop for all the latest charity news and events, fundraising and cancer updates. In this issue we share the latest installment of ‘Cancer Controversies’; Do medical X-rays cause cancer? Does eating well done meat really cause bladder cancer? Does breastfeeding lower my […]

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January 2011 Newsletter

A very warm welcome to the January edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter and on behalf of Young Heroes I wish you all a very happy new year. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take control of your health and in this month’s newsletter you can read our ‘6 steps to […]

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December 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to the very festive December charity newsletter.  It’s hard to believe that Christmas is yet again upon us, the last 12months have simply flown! In this special end of year edition we take a look back at 2010; the highlights of the year, the amazing people who have helped Young Heroes make a big […]

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Eating watercress every day could stop breast cancer tumours from growing

Eating watercress every day could help to prevent breast cancer, researchers have found. The ‘super food’ can help to ‘turn off’ a signal in the body and thereby help starve the tumour of essential blood and oxygen, according to experts at the University of Southampton. The found that volunteers who ate 80 grams of watercress […]

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Trial results show dramatically improved survival for relapsed childhood leukaemia

Trial results show dramatically improved survival for relapsed childhood leukaemia A new treatment increases survival to almost 70 per cent for children whose acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) returns, according to the results of a trial published online. The results of the trial – funded by Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research2 – were so […]

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New Year celebrations and resolutions

There are plenty of fun and challenging ways you can raise money for Young Heroes through your New Year celebrations and resolutions.  Why not take a look at our ideas to help kick start your fundraising campaign. Lose lbs, gain pounds If your New Year’s resolution is to loose those extra Christmas party pounds, then […]

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Katie’s Christmas Corner 2010

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all!  I hope you enjoy my Christmas quiz. What is the Irish custom of “feeding the wren” or “hunting the wren” on December 26th? A) Taking one’s in-laws out to dinner B) Carrying a wren door to door, to collect money for charity C) Leaving a […]

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Cancer Controversies 2

Throughout the years there have been many cancer myths floating around. The question is: Is there any truth to these cancer myths? Keep reading and learn fact from fiction! Cancer Myth 1) Hair dyes can lead to cancer Hair dyes have been linked to a variety of cancers including bladder cancer, breast cancer, leukemia’s and lymphomas. But there […]

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