Support Blood Cancer Awareness MonthEvery day three people are diagnosed with a blood cancer in Northern Ireland. For particular age groups the survival rates are still low.

Local charity, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI has been supporting research in Northern Ireland for almost 50 years, with the aim of finding the cause and cure of Leukaemia and other blood cancers.

This September, MCE is joining forces with Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI to raise awareness of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which the charity is introducing to Northern Ireland for the first time.

To boost awareness, the public are being asked to support Blood Cancer Awareness Month by wearing red clothes, taking a selfie and posting it to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag, #REDHERO.

To support the beginning of the campaign, the MCE team donned their best red threads this morning and a host of well-known local faces are primed to do the same.

And it’s not just our clothes that are turning red this September. Belfast City Hall, Victoria Square’s dome and The Great Hall at Parliament Buildings are just some of the iconic Northern Ireland landmarks that will be lit red to mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month (keep your eyes peeled on 10th September).

The public are also being asked to show their support for research into blood cancers by donating to Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI: Text SEPT14 £5 to 70070 to donate £5.

Follow Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI on Twitter and Facebook and keep an eye on the #REDHERO hashtag for more information about Blood Cancer Awareness Month and how you can support research into blood cancers in Northern Ireland.

For media enquiries, please contact Alana Taylor, MCE Public Relations on 028 9026 7099/ email: or tweet @AlanaCiao