Legal & General support Everyman to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
01 November 2011
Legal & General, the UK's number one protection provider*, are proud to be supporting Everyman during November 2011, in a month dedicated to raising funds and awareness of prostate cancer. Everyman is a campaign that was launched by The Institute of Cancer Research in 1997, to raise money for its research into prostate and testicular cancer.
Legal & General are donating £10 to Everyman for every life insurance, life insurance with critical illness or Over 50's life insurance policy taken out during November by online direct customers and by employees of Legal & General.
Each year in the UK around 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, with one man dying every hour from the disease. Sadly, prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men after lung cancer and accounts for around 12% of male deaths from cancer in the UK.
Nick Frankland, Sales & Marketing Director at Legal & General said, "I am delighted that we are supporting the Everyman appeal with this campaign. Prostate cancer has now overtaken lung cancer as the most common cancer in men, largely due to a number of cases being diagnosed and the impact of an ageing population. Men are well known for not wanting to discuss health matters so we hope this campaign will raise both awareness and valuable money into further research to help find a cure for this disease".
Jacqueline Rogers, Head of Corporate Fundraising, The Institute of Cancer Research said, "We are really pleased that Legal & General have chosen to support the Everyman appeal during November and hope that this great offer will encourage lots of customers and employees to take out a policy!!'.
Notes to editors
*Swiss re Term & Health Watch 2011 report, based on new individual protection sales in 2010
For more details about Legal & General life insurance and critical illness cover visit www.legalandgeneral.com
For more information about Everyman visit www.everyman-campaign.org/
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