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Where your money goes

You are helping to fund life-saving research.

Race for Life

Cancer Research UK are world leaders in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We receive no government funding for our research; we rely on the funds raised by fantastic people like you.

Your minimum fundraising target

The Race for Life Fundraising

When you signed up to the Race for Life, you pledged to raise at least £50 to help fund our life saving research and change the lives of people affected by cancer.    

Even with the cost-saving measures we have put in place, the charity is likely to see a drop of around 20-25% in our income over the next financial year so your fundraising now is more important than ever.

Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Your support, through events like the Race for Life, is what helps us continue our ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.

 

How your money helps us beat cancer

How we decide what research to fund

There are over 200 types of cancer for us to beat. When researchers come to Cancer Research UK with their ideas, we need to decide which projects need our support.

Watch this video to see how we ensure the money you raise funds the science that stands the best chance of making a difference.

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