As you all probably know by now, I’m doing the Walk All Over Cancer fundraising walk for Cancer Research and aiming to raise some money along the way, so in this episode of my blog I’m going to tell you a little bit about the charity – Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK is a charity which raises money to fund research and awareness into all types of cancer. The charity started in 2002 when two preveous charities (The Cancer Research Campaign and Imperial Cancer Research Fund) merged. One of the main objectives of the charity is to raise money to fund research into treatment of the disease, prevention and also into diagnosing the cancer. Most of the money comes from fundraising.
Nearly 300,000 people each year are diagnosed with cancer and it has been said that around 1 in 3 of us will be affected by cancer at some point in our lives. Cancer Research UK helps by funding 4000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK who work to find cures, help diagnose and care for patiets. The work that these scientists, doctors and nurses have done has seen the survival rate for breast, skin and testicular cancer reach 75% on a 10 year survival rate.
What you can do to help…
Get involved! All you need to do is visit http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/find-an-event and find an event that is near you, sign up, find some sponsors and partake in the event!
Shop in Cancer Research shops – Fancy a new book/handbag/look? Try popping in to your local shop and browse their selection!
Donate! Visit http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate and choose a way to support.
Fundraise! There are so many ways you can get involved. Make cakes, cards, or any other saleable item? Why not pledge a percentage of the item to Cancer Research UK. Or hold a car wash, sports event or any other event that people would get involved with? There are loads of ideas over at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/do-your-own-fundraising
And, last but not least, sponsor colleagues, friends and family ir sponsor me! You can visit my Just Giving page and make a donation there!
Now, Im sure you would all like to see whether I managed 10,000 steps yesterday or not….
I sure did!!! 🙂