Ulster Rugby is delighted to announce that it has teamed up with Cancer Research UK to work together throughout the 2013/14 season to help ‘kick cancer into touch’.
Through the partnership with Cancer Research UK, Ulster Rugby will promote and support the lifesaving work that the charity does in Northern Ireland.
Four match day collections will be held at Ravenhill and four fundraising events will be staged over the course of the year.
Members of the Ulster squad, including captain, Johann Muller, today saw in person some of the work that the charity funds when they toured the laboratories at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University, Belfast.
The players met the medical research staff and were able to hear at first-hand about the groundbreaking research that they are carrying out.
Commenting on Ulster Rugby’s partnership with Cancer Research UK, Johann Muller said:
“We would all like to kick cancer into touch therefore I am delighted that we are partnering with Cancer Research UK and joining with the charity in the fight against this terrible disease. I know that all the players, staff and fans of Ulster Rugby will get behind the partnership and that together we will make a significant contribution to this great cause.”
The President of Ulster Rugby, John Robinson, said “Ulster Rugby is totally committed to this partnership as we feel it is very important to contribute as fully as we can to this charity which strives to overcome this awful disease that affects so many people in Ulster and further afield.”
Cancer Research UK Regional Fundraising Manager Ryan McClintock said, “We are very excited about the prospect of working with Ulster Rugby and are delighted to be their partner for 2013/14.”
Belfast is part of a network of Cancer Research UK Centres launched across the UK, bringing together world class doctors, scientists and nurses, who, by sharing their knowledge and expertise aim to bring discoveries made in the lab to the patient’s bedside.
Every hour someone in Northern Ireland is diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer Research UK is the only charity to research all 200 forms of cancer, but receives no Government funding for its life-saving research – every step taken towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
To support the work of Cancer Research UK go to: www.myprojects.cancerresearchuk.org/projects/support-cancer-research-in-Belfast