Salon supports cancer charity

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Staff at Riah Body & Soul Beauty in Banchory have norminated Gastrocan as their chosen charity for 2012.

Gastrocan (Grampian Gastro-oesophageal Cancer Research Fund) supports research to improve treatment for oesophageal and gastric cancer in NHS Grampian and The University of Aberdeen Medical School.

Funds raised for Gastrocan are used to support local research efforts into this devastating disease, benefit local patients, and enable the University of Aberdeen to research projects.

Owner of the Scott Skinner Square salon, Julie Sangster said: “We are more than delighted to support this well-deserving cause in the Grampian area.

“We have had friends we know that have suffered from this particular type of cancer, and research is vital to speed up the process of detecting the disease.”

Julie and the team have many events coming up this year at the salon, and all charity proceeds will be going to Gastrocan.

Gastrocan was established by Dr Russell Petty, consultant medical oncologist at NHS Grampian and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Aberdee, who specialises in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal cancer.

Riah has been a long time sponsor of the Summer Marquee Ball, which will also donate this year’s proceeds to Gastrocan.