Cancer fighting charities take centre stage on World Cancer Day
From this week, cancer charities will take centre stage on AmazonSmile, to mark World Cancer Day - a global initative launched to raise awareness, show support and take action in the fight to treat, prevent, and find a cure for the disease.
Every time a customer shops at smile.amazon.co.uk, Amazon donates a percentage of the eligible net purchase price to the charity that the customer selects.
Since launching in the UK, Amazon has donated over £160,000 to cancer charities large and small chosen by customers, including Cancer Research UK and CLIC Sargent. To date, Amazon has donated over $100 million to a variety of charities across the UK, US and Germany.
“Hundreds of thousands of charities have been able to expand their meaningful work thanks to the donations they’ve received through AmazonSmile, and we want to say thank you to customers who are supporting important causes every time they shop,” said Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer. “We appreciate all the positive feedback from customers who say they love having a simple way to help support their favourite charity.”
Cancer Research UK and CLIC Sargent are just two of the many charities benefitting from AmazonSmile that support cancer research, treatment and better the lives of those affected by the disease.
“Cancer Research UK are thrilled to have been one of the pioneering charities on Amazon Smile,” said Caro Evans, Director of Partnerships at Cancer Research UK. “Since November 2017, we have received an incredible amount of donations through AmazonSmile customers, which will help fund life-saving research. We have loved being a part of this programme and look forward to what 2019 has in store.”
“We'd like to say a huge thanks to our friends at AmazonSmile and every customer who has chosen to support CLIC Sargent. Their generosity means that we can help even more families who hear the devastating news that their child has cancer”.
Thanks to CLIC Sargent (a charity which relies entirely on donations to fund its vital services for children and young people with cancer and their families) Cassey and her family received emotional, practical and financial support during her cancer treatment. We’re happy to say that she will celebrate her eighth birthday later this month and remains happy and healthy.
“CLIC Sargent relies entirely on donations to fund its vital services for children and young people with cancer and their families,” added Rachel Kirby-Rider, CLIC Sargent Director of Income and Engagement. “We'd like to say a huge thanks to our friends at AmazonSmile and every customer who has chosen to support CLIC Sargent. Their generosity means that we can help even more families who hear the devastating news that their child has cancer”.
You can support these charities and thousands more by shopping through AmazonSmile.