200 miles for Cancer Research

(And I really would walk 500 more)

200 miles for Cancer Research
£1,085.00 donated
+£221.25 Gift Aid = £1,306.25
109% of £1,000.00 goal
Ended May 31, 2021 23:58
but you can still donate!

Gabi’s story


We've all met the evil that is cancer. It came to our house in October 2020, when my sister was diagnosed. It was a terrible shock, and a stark reminder of the statistics we see so often: 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime.

Half of the UK population will hear those life-changing words.

Thanks to the miraculous research that has been done, her incredible surgeons, oncologist, and the whole roster of wonderful healthcare professionals who cared for her, Carmen was declared to be cancer-free in February. But, as we know all too well, not everybody is so lucky.

There are so many forms of cancer, so many patients, so many treatments to investigate. Cancer Research UK needs every penny it can get to invest in these vital investigations.

That's why we have to keep pushing forward, finding new treatments and hopefully, one day, developing the cure that will cauterise every head that this monstrous Hydra spawns.

So when the Miles Better challenge came along, it presented the perfect opportunity to do my bit - to give thanks for the life-saving treatment my sister received, and work towards making cancer curable. I'll be walking and running (jogging or plodding might be more accurate...) all over London in a quest to cover 200 miles in a month.

CRUK is doing incredible work towards eradicating this terrible disease, but there's so much more left to be done.

Anything you can donate will be deeply appreciated, and pivotal in our fight against cancer!

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.

258.41 miles
129 %
Distance goal: 200 Miles

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Chosen charity - CANCER RESEARCH UK


Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. We fund around 50% of all publicly funded cancer research here in the UK. Every step we take towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated, so that we can see 3 in 4 patients survive their cancer by 2034.

CANCER RESEARCH UK is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 1089464​. Company no4325234.

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Official event

Cancer Research UK - Miles Better

We’re thrilled to be one of the recipients of the Wonderful Organisation’s fundraising initiative. The money raised by those taking part will help us continue our vital work to make progress for people affected by cancer. Wishing everyone involved the best of luck!

We have 4,000 reasons to believe we can beat cancer; that’s how many smart minds are working in the best research facilities across the country to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat this disease.

When you support Cancer Research UK, you are not only funding research into life-saving discoveries, kinder treatments and ways to educate people about lifestyle choices, but you are also helping to keep loved ones together for longer, see people reach milestone birthdays and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

With one in two of us likely to be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, our research is vital. Cancer Research UK is the only charity to research all 200 cancer types and support like yours ensures we can continue our work, bringing about more breakthroughs, more treatments and more cures than ever before.

Everything we achieve for our life-changing research is thanks to the generosity and dedication of our volunteers. Simply put, we could not achieve these breakthroughs without your support.

You don’t have to wear a lab coat to beat cancer.

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Cancer Research UK - Miles Better
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.Niels Bohr