THE World Health Organisation (WHO) is predicting that this year, cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's biggest killer.
Yet a recent survey revealed only half of people in Britain are aware they can reduce their cancer risk through a healthy diet and physical activity.
This means we still have a long way to go in ensuring even more people know about our life-saving message that a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by following a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. This is why we are encouraging your readers to consider leaving a legacy to World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) so that we can help ensure that your family and friends have the best knowledge possible about how they can avoid this terrible disease. Many people find the prospect of making a will daunting. To help, WCRF has developed a personal will organiser - which has easy-to-follow information on how to go about making or updating a will. We are offering a free personal will organiser to the first 100 readers who call 020 7343 4205 and quote 'media'.
To find out more about WCRF, visit www.wcrf-uk.org/legacies.
CHRIS STEVENS Legacy manager World Cancer Research Fund