Stars backing Daniel’s cancer fight

Daniel Anders
Daniel Anders

A WIGAN man who has battled cancer is to join forces with a host of celebrities for a campaign to stamp out the disease.

Daniel Anders, of Ashton (pictured), plays a starring role in the new Stand Up To Cancer website, alongside the likes of Christine Bleakley, The Inbetweeners stars and One Direction, by sharing his experiences.

Stand Up To Cancer unites scientists, celebrities and communities to generate funds, raise awareness and accelerate new cancer treatments. Launched just recently, it will culminate in a live TV fund-raiser on Friday October 17 on Channel 4 hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen.

The 25-year-old was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2012 after discovering a lump in his neck.

He underwent four courses of chemotherapy and two weeks of radiotherapy treatment and has since mode a good recovery.

Daniel, who lost his grandparents, Bill and Myrtle Anders, to cancer said: “Supporting Stand Up To Cancer is my way of hitting the disease where it hurts. I am so grateful for the treatment that saved my life.

“I want to do all I can to get everyone to Stand Up To Cancer right now. We need to fight back by raising money so that research can be translated into treatments for patients faster.”

Supporters can take part in the new March On Cancer event in Manchester on Saturday October 11, buying Stand Up To Cancer goods online and in local Cancer Research UK shops.

A free fund-raising kit is available to help spark creative ideas and provide tools and support. For more information and to get involved visit