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Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Nick Kitchen

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Doctor Who Fans Against Cancer

Calling all Whovians! Calling all Whovians! Here is an opportunity to be part of something I believe that the Doctor himself would approve of: helping those in need.

A Facebook group, Doctor Who Fans Against Cancer, has organized an attempt to raise some funds for cancer support and research. Tying things into the 50th Celebration, they’ve set a goal to reach £10,000 by 23 November:

We have until the 23rd of November to hit the target of £10,000. Please dig deep and donate, every donation counts!

If you’re in the UK, you can text your donation, from as little as £1; text DWTT50 £1 to 70070. Fans across the world can donate at www.justgiving.com/DoctorWhoFansAgainstCancer.

Please share this with your friends and family to help raise awareness. I’m sure we all know someone who’s been affected by the dreadful disease. Here’s a chance to help fight back. We at Kasterborous would like to wish the best of luck to Doctor Who Fans Against Cancer!

(Thanks to Craig Hurle)

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3 Responses to Doctor Who Fans Against Cancer

  1. avatar rosencroix@rocketmail.com says:

    Okay – first, I disapprove of being emotionally manipulated by using my fanbase as a guilt-trip to try to get me to “donate”. Second – cancer research is a multi-billion dollar enterprise – why do they need even more money? Where does this money go? It goes to multinational corporations, pharmaceutical companies, private research thinktanks – none of it goes directly to the cancer victims. Want to do something nice for a cancer victim? Go visit one of the poor kids in the hospital, bring them a toy, or book, or something. Throwing money at the problem doesn’t solve it – and while throwing hugs at it doesn’t either, it provides a critical emotional base to the patients. As the Doctor would say – I like hugs. Hugs are cool.


    • Hi Rosencroix

      Can I first say that on the whole I agree with your point of view.

      However, it isn’t “your” fanbase, it’s “ours” and not everyone might feel the same way about this as you do.

      Hugs are a much better idea, but like ShelbyK2 says below, cancer research is done outside of Big Pharma quite often.

      Personally speaking I’m all for sending funds to the sharp edge of the care system, but this isn’t our campaign, simply one by some dedicated fans with a successful Facebook page which we are happy to help promote, as we do with many other fan projects.

  2. avatar ShelbyK2 says:

    I think you’re confusing cancer research and straight-up pharmaceutical research. A lot of cancer research is done in University labs. Even the heads of those labs aren’t pulling down the $$$ they would working for Big Pharma.

    Your “hugs are cool” idea is great, but sounds like an excuse for you to not chip in. Why not do both? Why does doing one preclude the other?

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