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JLS take on new mission to help beat cancer

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by Cancer Research UK | News

7 December 2012

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MOBO and Brit Award winning group JLS and world leading charity Cancer Research UK have joined forces to re-launch the JLS Foundation this December, to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Foundation’s aim is to help fund Cancer Research UK’s vital research specifically into cancers that affect children, teenagers and young adults aged 0-24 within the UK, to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

The JLS Foundation is inviting people to help raise money by entering a special prize draw during December 2012, to win a unique boy-band experience for themselves or a loved one. The prize is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky winner and four of their friends to hang out with JLS in Spring 2013.  They will get to watch the sound check of one of JLS’ mystery boy-band mates’ concerts, enjoy a Nandos lunch with JLS, choose their favourite JLS song which the band will personally serenade them with, and watch the mystery boy-band’s concert at the O2 in their very own private box with JLS for company and finish the evening in style with an overnight stay at the Trafalgar hotel! In the spirit of Christmas, prize entrants will be given the option to choose which four Facebook friends they will bring with them if they win, and share the invitations via the social networking site. The lucky prize winner will be announced Christmas Eve.

To be in with the chance of winning this truly unique prize and help fund vital cancer research, enter at  It costs just £1.00 to enter, and you can purchase multiple entries.  You can enter by credit, debit card, Paypal,  text or enter for free by post (details on the website). The promotion runs from 7 December to 21 December 2012. A donation from each entry will go directly to the JLS Foundation, supporting Cancer Research UK’s research into cancers affecting children, teenagers and young adults. (Terms and Conditions and age restrictions apply – see website for details and donation breakdown).

In addition to raising money for this much-needed research, the JLS Foundation is also providing healthy living advice for young people at  Marvin, Aston, JB and Oritsé are creating a range of fun videos encouraging young people to ‘live healthy’ and enjoy life – including  showing off their skills in the kitchen making tasty and healthy juices, and working up a sweat in the dance studio in their usual cheeky manner.

The JLS Foundation will also have a dedicated helpline that goes directly through to Cancer Research UK’s cancer nurses, for any of their fans to call to find out more information about cancer – 0844 892 0127. The JLS Foundation Helpline is open between 9am and 5pm during weekdays.

Every step Cancer Research UK makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person.  As a collective force, the charity has helped double cancer survival rates in the UK in the last 40 years. That’s why the JLS Foundation has chosen to work with Cancer Research UK for the next two years to support its pioneering, life-saving research.


For media enquiries contact the Cancer Research UK press office on 020 3469 8315 or, out of hours, on 07050 264 059.