Karen Clifford passed away on New Year’s Eve 2005 after a courageous battle with skin cancer. Since the disease was diagnosed, her family was dismayed to discover that skin cancer is a largely preventable disease. With education on the dangers of over exposure to UV, sun safety and vital early detection, unnecessary deaths can be stopped and lives saved. This drove Karen’s family and friends to want to make a real difference and together with medical professionals at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham (where Karen was treated), The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity (Skcin) was established. The charity aims to be the first high profile charitable organisation in the UK targeting this specific form of cancer and to be the first port of call for anyone affected by skin cancer, providing comprehensive online information on the subject.
The principle objective of the charity beyond that is to ensure that the danger of over-exposure to UV from the sun or sunbeds is given greater profile, with the emphasis on education resulting in the early detection of the disease. As a charity Skcin firmly believe that skin cancer requires a continuous ongoing national campaign resulting in a significantly higher profile for the disease targeting all age groups at home and abroad at work and at play in order to stop the spread of the UK’s most common cancer and to ultimately save lives!
Registered Charity No. 1116440
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