Apr 23, 2018

England celebrates its national day with best wishes to one and all


 

April 23rd is St George's Day - that special day in the English calendar when the nation recalls its national saint; a national saint it shares with (among others) Georgia, Malta and Gozo, Portugal, Romania, and the Aragon and Catalonia districts of Spain.

St George is also widely venerated across the Middle East and by people of many faiths, including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. 

Most famously, he is associated with slaying a dragon. It might seem a bit of bit of stretch but all of us involved with the GLCC are committed to defeating another mortal enemy - lung cancer. 

Why not use the database within our Global e-Atlas to see how different nations respond to that challenge? Click on this link

In England, the National Health Service is committed to introducing a programme of Lung Health Checks which should improve early detection of lung cancer and other serious conditions.

Wherever you live, we wish you and your loved ones good health and happiness, and time to enjoy life together. 

Today is also the day England celebrates the birth of William Shakespeare. The Bard might have been reflecting on the challenges of living with lung cancer when he wrote:

"O! how shall summer's honey breath hold out,

Against the wrackful siege of battering days?"