Patient kicks off campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:38 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:22 31 May 2010

Lewis Truman, three, with coins     Picture: SUBMITTED

Lewis Truman, three, with coins Picture: SUBMITTED

A CANCER patient put the finishing touches to a giant pile of coins to demonstrate how people can take advantage of the leap year and help beat the disease. Lewis Truman, three, of Rowney Avenue, Saffron Walden, spelt out Feb 29 with the coins to laun

A CANCER patient put the finishing touches to a giant pile of coins to demonstrate how people can take advantage of the leap year and help beat the disease.

Lewis Truman, three,

of Rowney Avenue, Saffron Walden, spelt

out 'Feb 29' with the coins to launch Cancer Research UK's Make Today Count campaign.

Cancer Research UK is hoping people will use the extra leap year day to make a contribution to tackling a disease that affects one in three people in the UK at some stage in their lives.

Lewis' mum Emma said: "To be told your child has cancer is horrendous. I was numb with shock. I felt sick, faint and wounded."

Lewis was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in March 2006 and is being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

For more details go to www.cancerresearchuk.org/maketodaycount

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