Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2019
DrugStars raise more than £1,800 for CLIC Sargent
DrugStars has raised more than £1,800 for CLIC Sargent after donating to the charity every time app users take medication.
Last year, DrugStars, an innovative app that reminds users to take medication, chose CLIC Sargent as one of its charity partners.
As the UK’s leading charity for children and young people with cancer, CLIC Sargent is the second UK charity to have been chosen since the launch. The app raises money for charity by users collecting stars which can be donated to a featured health charity at no extra cost to themselves.
A representative for DrugStars said: “This is a great and easy way for users to give back to charities that have supported them or causes they care about, at the same time as being a useful tool to remind them to take their medications on time.”
For every star that users donate to CLIC Sargent, the charity receives a 1p donation.
Ruth Hall, CLIC Sargent’s Partnership Development Executive, said: “It’s been great working with the team at DrugStars over the last year. It’s such an exciting app that can make life that little bit easier for anyone taking medication, at the same time as raising vital funds and awareness to support young cancer patients and their families.”
Users of the app can also opt-in to review their medications to earn extra stars. The feedback gets sent to companies who use the information to improve their products.
To find out more or download the app visit DrugStars website.
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About cancer in children and young people
Today, 12 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally. For more information, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
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