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Aerial photo of a previous festival at Udbyhøj Marina, Source: Randers Municipality

Randers organises festival to raise money for the Danish Cancer Society

Randers organises festival to raise money for the Danish Cancer Society

Denmark’s Knæk Cancer project reveals every third Dane is diagnosed with the illness before they turn 75

The Danish Municipality of Randers announced that it will hold a festival at the Udbyhøj Marina on 6-7 August this week. While the festival will undoubtedly bring joy and excitement to all of the city’s residents, its organisers have bigger plans; that is, all profits from the festival will go to the Danish Cancer Society’s Knæk Cancer (Crack Cancer) project.

44 people die from the illness every day

According to the project’s website, every third Dane is diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75. In other words, most families in the country are – in one way or another – affected by the disease. What is more, Knæk Cancer further revealed that 44 lives are lost to cancer every day. Taking these statistics into account, more must be done to prevent the disease and accelerate the recovery of those who are ill.  

A joyful event with a serious cause

Tanja Møller, one of the event’s organisers, commented on the aims of the festival: “The event is part of the summer's activities at the port. We need a party, and then it is a win-win that we can support a good cause at the same time.

We are all affected by cancer in one way or another. It's about standing together and cracking that disease. We gather and remember all those who have lost the fight. At the same time, we must support those who are fighting the disease right now.”

It is hoped that the festival will be exciting for both adults and children as people of all ages have been considered. More specifically, there will be face communal dining, painting, car shows, music, markets, cafés, and performances by musicians and comedians.

The festival will begin on Friday 7 August at 5:30 pm and end on Saturday 8 August at 6 pm.

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