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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This May, to celebrate the relaunch of the Wonderful Organisation and the return of summer, we're kicking fundraising back into action.
We're inviting fundraisers across the country to make the most of longer days and sunnier skies to help meet one ambitious target: 100,000 miles in 31 days.
"We all need something to pep us up a little after long, gloomy lockdowns. This is the perfect opportunity to be part of something bigger and better, and the extra little spark some of us need to get the trainers on and the steps in." - Kieron James, Wonderful.org.
Together, fundraisers will take around 200 million steps in our national challenge to raise £100,000 for charities like Amnesty International UK, Cancer Research UK and the National Emergencies Trust. Best of all, our completely fee-free model means that every single penny will be passed directly into charities' bank accounts.
Throughout May, our #WonderfulWarriors walking, jogging and flat-out sprinting for causes they care about - though others may prefer to clock their miles in the saddle (cycle, horse, camel) or trunks (elephant, Speedos). Anything goes!
And don't worry, there's no need to count each step or map every route as we've integrated with Strava! You can use the free Strava smartphone app to record every jaunt, ramble, swim or skate - each activity will automatically be posted to your fundraising page. And for those who prefer to record their distance manually, it's easy to post quick distance updates.
Join us this May, it's going to be miles better!View all Fundraiser pages for this official event
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.Niels Bohr