The money raised from the event will go towards funding Cancer Research UK, supporting their vital work in Scotland.
Every year around 30,200 people in Scotland are diagnosed with cancer, equivalent to around 83 people every day. One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.
Cancer death rates in Scotland have fallen by a fifth over the last twenty years and our research has been at the heart of this progress.
OUR VISION IS TO BRING 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.
Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.
Last year, Cancer Research UK spent over £31 million on research in Scotland. For example, in Glasgow, an exciting programme of work has been established at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research to seek out potential drug targets and develop cancer drug treatments of the future.
CRUK funded PhD students across Scotland at the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Strathclyde as well as the Beatson Institute in Glasgow.