Hollywood showbiz guru Nelson Aspen teams up with Pancare Foundation
Celebrity working to raise awareness of ‘the unfashionable cancer’
Celebrity news reporter and US style guru Nelson Aspen has today been unveiled as an International Ambassador for the Pancare Foundation, an Australian charity supporting people affected by pancreatic cancer.
Nelson, who is well known for his insider showbiz knowledge and cutting edge views on what’s hot and what’s not, will turn his attention to raising awareness of the little known and devastating killer.
Around 3000 Australians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year, and is one of the most difficult cancers to treat – which shows in its shocking 7 per cent survival rate, one of the lowest of any cancer.
Nelson has referred to it as ‘”the unfashionable cancer” given the survival rate has not improved significantly in the past 40 years, and the lack of public awareness compared to other illnesses.
Following World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 17, Nelson will appear in an advertising campaign urging people to get behind the Pancare Foundation.
“Pancreatic cancer is the fifth-highest cancer killer in Australia, claiming lives at a shocking rate, but nobody knows about it,” Nelson said.
“That’s why we’re calling this ‘the unfashionable cancer’.
“The Pancare Foundation does an amazing job trying to fight it and increase the survival rate, and it needs all the help it can get.
“Having learned this, I immediately decided to get involved, and do my bit to help raise awareness and join the fight against a shocking killer that few people know about.
“I only hope I can use some of my Australian ‘good standing’ to generate the kind of buzz that Pancare needs.
To donate to the Pancare Foundation visit theunfashionablecancer.org or call 1300 4 PANCARE.