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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. 

Your minimum fundraising target

The Race for Life Fundraising

When you signed up to 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.    

1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime*. Our research saves lives. Your support, through events like the Race for Life, is what helps us continue our ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.

*Ahmad AS et al, British Journal of Cancer, 2015


How your money helps us beat cancer

How regular support helps us continue our life-saving work

Every donation helps us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. But what many people don't know, is that monthly donations are vital for planning potentially life-saving research.

Monthly donations give us a predictable income, allowing us to plan and invest in future research. Learn more about the impact of monthly donations.

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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