Charity of the Year
Help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Run for Cancer Research UK.
We’re very excited about being the official charity for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015, and would love to have you on the team. We know that running 26.2 miles isn’t a walk in the park, so here are a few reasons to take on this amazing challenge, and be part of our team.
Why Cancer Research UK?
Our ambition is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Each year our scientists get closer to beating cancer – developing targeted and kinder treatments; detecting cancers earlier so they’re easier to treat; and finding ways to prevent them in the first place. Together we’ve helped double survival rates in the last 40 years. But we can’t stop there. Only with continued support can we achieve our ambition. The more research we do, the sooner that day will come.
We receive no government funding for our research. Our life saving work relies on the money given to us by supporters and fundraisers like you.
We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer, including the one that’s most important to you. From the most common – such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers – to rare types of tumour and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.
Our 2015 marathon team is raising money to help build the Francis Crick Institute, a world-class research centre that will help us beat cancer sooner. We’ve never been official charity of the Virgin Money London Marathon before, this is the first time ever, and we’re aiming big. We’re hoping to raise £2.5 million through our official charity team. And we would love for you to be part of it too.
How we’ll support you
As you’re doing most of the hard work here, we’re busy planning how we can support you and show our appreciation. From training days run by running experts, to exclusive Ted Baker training tops, we’ve got lots planned for our 2015 official charity team. We also have lots of tools and tips to help you with your training, nutrition and fundraising to help you reach your goal. That’s just a little preview of our plans - you can find out more detail at cruk.org/marathon