Cancer Research UK

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.cruk-in-scotland

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.

RESEARCH

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 GlasgowEdinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and  Strathclyde as well as the Beatson  Institute in Glasgow.