The Who.com and Teenage Cancer Trust are very excited to announce Who Cares, a brand new fundraising initiative for fans of The Who.
Roger Daltrey has been a patron of Teenage Cancer Trust for over 10 years and, with his Pete Townshend at his side, giving his full support, has helped raise millions of pounds for the charity. Now Roger and Pete are encouraging all their fans to get behind Teenage Cancer Trust by signing up for WHO CARES.
Talking about the charity, Roger said: “At a time when your body is changing, your social life is everything and you’re still trying to figure out who you are, getting cancer can seem like an impossible blow to take. But thanks to Teenage Cancer Trust, thousands of teenagers are taking it, and coming out fighting.
“I hope that our fans will really get behind Who Cares and do their bit to make a difference to young people living with cancer. Your support will help Teenage Cancer Trust to build enough specialist units so that by 2012 every single teenager will be treated on one, giving them the very best chance of a positive outcome. Let’s show them Who Cares!”
There are loads of things you can do get involved with Who Cares, You could throw a Who-themed party, do a parachute jump, climb a mountain, run a marathon, hold an air guitar contest with your friends or just give a one-off gift!
For more ideas and inspiration check out a couple of examples:
If you’d like to set up your own fundraising page. you can through here. Please make sure you write WHO CARES in the title.
Or if you’d like to make a direct donation to TCT, you can do so through here:
You can contact Teenage Cancer Trust directly for advice and support on + 44 (0) 207 612 0370.
Roger Daltrey has asked thewho.com to post a special Christmas message:
“Please send all our supporters seasons greetings from the universe and let them know how much I value their contribution to my life.
About Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day in the UK, six young people will hear the news that they have cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust understands that teenage cancer requires specialist care and in fact, that young people have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs.
Teenage Cancer Trust builds units in NHS hospitals which improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer. But as Teenage Cancer Trust receives no government funding, Teenage Cancer Trust rely on voluntary donations from people like you.
Teenage Cancer Trust estimate that with the units currently around the UK, only half of the teenagers diagnosed with cancer now have access to this dedicated, specialist support. Teenage Cancer Trust’s aim is to build enough units so that, by 2012, every single teenager with cancer will be treated on one. Visit www.teenagecancertrust.org to find out more.