Manchester is the cancer capital of England. Death rates from the disease are higher than anywhere else in the country.
There are many reasons for this such as poor lifestyles and people going to see their GP too late. But one thing is certain: this is a situation which cannot carry on.
Unless this current generation starts to take stock, this sorry picture could get even worse.
Fortunately, thanks to pioneering work at places like the Christie, treatments are getting better and survival rates are improving all the time. But the best cure of all has to be to not get the disease in the first place and there are many things you can do to reduce your risk of cancer.
Own something historic, including a Fender Stratocaster signed by the MvC cast plus Liam and Noel Gallagher.
In May we're putting unique signed photographs, artwork, guitars, amps, you name it up for auction. All money raised will go towards fighting cancer.Guitars & Amps
Oasis couldn't play in 2006, they sent their apologies and a signed Fender Stratocaster to auction off. It was then signed by other artists including New Order, Doves, Mani, Elbow and more. So here's your chance to get your hands on it. As well as this we've got some top of the range Line 6 goodies – an amp and a bass. Whether you're a band or just a fan, it's well worth a bid as they all got signed by the bands.
Mick Rock took dozens on photographs in the build up to the event at rehearsals, on the night and backstage. All these are up for grabs. They're signed by Mick and by the bands and they look stunning.
They're framed and mounted and would be the talking point in any home or office. Definitely don't miss getting your hands on something this collectable and unique.
The Manchester art community came together to donate work inspired by Manchester v Cancer. Much of this is signed by the bands and they're all originals and they look fantastic.