Thursday, 22 March 2012

Race for Life

This year on June 10th I will be doing The Race for Life, a 5k run for cancer research.

I've taken part once before and now it's time to do it again!

Let's face it there can't be many of us who's lifes haven't been touched by cancer so anything that any of us can do to help towards the research of finding a cure can only be a good thing right?

And really every penny counts

Did you know that

Cancer Research UK is leading the world in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Every two minutes someone in the UK is told they have cancer. They are entirely funded by the public and need your support to help to continue their groundbreaking work and help more people survive.

How your money can help

Did you know that 80p in every pound raised goes directly towards their work to beat cancer?

Here are some examples of how your contribution – big or small – can help:

£10 could buy 300 glass slides for studying cells and tumour samples in detail under the microscope.

£30 could buy around 250 plastic Petri dishes. They're an essential resource for thousands of scientists who are working hard to understand cancer.

£54 could buy 22 thermometers (range -10°C to 110°C) – indispensable for many experiments that need to be performed at very precise temperatures.

£94 could cover the cost for one woman to take part in a clinical trial aiming to improve survival for post-menopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.

£123 could fund one cancer information nurse for a day. Our experienced cancer information nurses provide a confidential service for anyone with concerns about cancer.

£260 could buy a sophisticated microarray, a powerful piece of technology, helping scientists to scrutinise thousands of genes in a single experiment, and identify which are switched on in cancer.

£677 could cover the cost of one person taking part in a clinical trial testing chemotherapy before and after surgery, and the antibody drug Vectibix, to improve survival for bowel cancer patients.

£1,000 could cover around 22 day's running expenses for an important lab project into a type of children's cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. The study aims to identify molecules that are involved in driving tumour growth, and this could lead to improved treatments so that more children survive the disease in the future.

So see that cute little button on the right of my page, give a press and help me to help others seriously any donation no matter how small helps, so go on do it, press that button you know you want to!

And wish me luck because let's just say I'm not at my peak of physical fitness so the training starts now!

* all information was taken from cancer research uk's website

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