The Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction

With unique Rock and Roll memorabilia which has been donated by Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Billy Idol, Duff McKagan of Guns & Roses and other generous, celebrated musicians, the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction gives you the opportunity to bid on distinctive items whilst helping to save and change lives.

Unique collectable items will be added to the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction in the run up to the Love Hope Strength Big Night In on February 4th, when even more special memorabilia will be added. The auction will close on Friday 12th February, and all successful bidders will be notified on Saturday 13th February. Please note that the online auction is subject to terms and conditions, auction items are sold as is – unless the item description states otherwise – and are non-refundable. Delivery costs are not included and may be applied.

Keep checking back! Over 20 unique auction items from a range of bands and musicians will be added between now and February 4th, World Cancer Day. 

Place your bid on the first of the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction items now:

The Love Hope Strength Foundation

The Love Hope Strength Cancer Care Foundation (LHS) in the UK and the USA was co-founded 15 years ago by Mike Peters, frontman of rock band ’The Alarm’, his wife, Jules Peters, and good friend James Chippendale after both Mike and James were diagnosed with leukaemia. Love Hope Strength (LHS) has gone on to raise over $1 million for cancer programs across the globe and has helped save over 4,500 lives by registering people to become potential blood stem cell donors at gigs and music festivals.

This, the first Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction, has been set up to raise money to support cancer prevention and cancer care projects for underprivileged communities across the globe. In recent months Love Hope Strength (LHS) has supported the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell transplant team which treats children as well as adults, Jews, Israeli Arabs, Palestinian Arabs and any other patient in need at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Karem Medical Centre. A $20,000 grant has supported a specific project designed to improve life expectancy and quality of life of those who undergo allogeneic stem cell transplantation at the hospital. LHS has also given a $10,000 grant to the Children’s Cancer Unit in Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar Es Salaam to help fund the running costs of the Unit. The Children’s cancer wards and hostel at the hospital are named after LHS – Upendo (Love) and Tumaini (Hope) wards and Ujasiri Hostel (Strength) – because LHS funding helped transform the care that the clinical team were able to provide the children over night. Love Hope Strength has committed to continue to support the incredible care that the team provides in the hospital. LHS has also supported cancer units in the UK and in the US, including the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where a $5,000 grant has funded new equipment at the hospital’s Proton Therapy Centre.

How the money raised on the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction will make a difference?

The money raised through the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction will help fund: grants to UK and US hospitals caring for people with cancer; the Love Hope Strength Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Membership Grant scheme, which give cancer organisations in lower income settings the opportunity to participate, access and benefit from the UICC network, offerings and initiatives, which they would not able to be access otherwise; the work of the Children’s Cancer Unit in Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania; and cancer prevention projects developed by the World Cancer Research Fund.

Thanks to the generous support of the Beauchamp Family Foundation, every $1 raised through the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction will be matched dollar for dollar.

Mike Peters explains why the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction is so important for him:
“I live with leukaemia and my wife Jules recently underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy following a breast cancer diagnosis. Having received excellent care ourselves, we’ve long been advocates of working to ensure that people in low-to-middle income countries can access better cancer treatment, and we remain committed to this. 70% of cancer deaths occur in low-to-middle income countries. Less than 30% of low-income countries have cancer treatment services available compared to 90% in high-income countries. This has to change”.

“More recently we’ve come to realise how much we can all do to prevent cancer. Cancer is the second-most deadly disease in the world, with 9.6 million people each year dying from some form of cancer. This number is predicted to almost double by 2030, yet at least one third of cancers can be prevented. We recognise that we all need to consider our health and wellbeing more to reduce our own risks of cancer. It’s also clear that much more can be done to prevent cancer globally”.

“We very much believe that cancer isn’t just a critical health issue, it’s a human issue that touches all of us. With the money raised through the auction, we can collectively support some fantastic hospitals and organisations like DKMS, the blood cancer non-profit that LHS has long collaborated with, which we know really need help so people stand a chance of receiving effective treatment when they receive a cancer diagnosis. We can help the World Cancer Research Fund to deliver important cancer prevention initiatives. Through Love Hope Strength’s partnership with UICC, which unites and strengthens the voices of the international cancer community and ensures cancer remains a priority on the global health agenda, the money we raise together will make a real impact. Through its membership service, the UICC gives cancer professionals the best chance of doing a better job tomorrow than they already do today. The money we raise through this auction will really help make change happen at a grassroots level in communities where help is most needed.

What’s the Love Hope Strength Big Night In?

The Love Hope Strength Big Night In will celebrate progress made in cancer control whilst shining a spotlight on urgent challenges that need to be overcome in the global fight against cancer. Expect an hour long online show with live and pre-recorded music and entertainment, featuring performances from Mike Peters and special guests, messages from other internationally acclaimed musicians, and inspiring and insightful interviews from leading cancer specialists, patients and others affected by cancer. Following the ‘I am and I will’ World Cancer Day campaign for 2021, the ‘Love Hope Strength Big Night In’ aims to help everyone determine how they will take positive action against cancer this year. Despite touching on some challenging and sad themes, the Love Hope Strength Big Night In promises to be fun, uplifting, and most importantly, it will help us all see that there is plenty to be hopeful for.

The ‘Love Hope Strength Big Night In’ will be available to watch from Thursday 4th February, 2021 at 4pm EST / 3pm CST / 1pm PST / 9pm GMT on Facebook and Youtube. Be sure to be a part of it, and let your friends know it’s happening!