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The Who launch cancer programme

Published 05/11/2011 | 02:21

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will raise money to renovate part of an LA medical centre for patients aged 15 to 25
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will raise money to renovate part of an LA medical centre for patients aged 15 to 25

The two original members of the rock band The Who have launched a programme for teenagers and young adults with cancer in Los Angeles.

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Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend pledged to raise money to renovate part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre paediatric floor into a separate space for patients aged 15 to 25.

Pete was unable to appear in person in Los Angeles but sent a video message.

The effort is being supported by other celebrities including Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.

The goal is to create rooms clustered around a common lounge area where young cancer patients can hang out with one another.

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