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CRUK - The official charity of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

by Editor
Tuesday 31st March 2015
 
 

The official charity for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 is Cancer Research UK who have the vision to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured

The London Marathon has long been known for more than the speedy elite. A huge number of participant are motivated by raising funds for a charity close to their hearts.

The official charity for 2015 has a well established relationship with the world of running, through Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, a series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Marathon events. It is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK - raising funds to help beat cancer.

The army of runners who will be supporting the charity at London on April 26 will be raising invaluable funds to help Cancer Research UK to fulfil their vision of bringing forward the day when all cancers are cured.

In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive (HERE). Cancer Research UK's ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

  • They fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public.
  • Every step they make towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
  • A number of bodies work together to ensure that they make the best use of the funds they receive and continue to carry out world-class research.
  • Their policy development team develops evidence-based policy to inform Government decisions related to cancer and research.

You can find out more at cruk.org/marathon
Twitter: Cancer Research UK
Facebook: Cancer Research UK

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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