Choose which cancer you want to beat
Raise money for a specific cancer
Shine is a unique event that allows you to raise money for research into new treatments for all types of cancer, or raise money specifically for one of 12 cancer types.
Take a look at the options below and decide which area of research you would like your sponsorship to go towards. Whatever option you decide, you can be sure that your money will be spent wisely.
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Around 100 people are told they have bowel cancer every day. Thanks to improvements, the number of people surviving the disease for five years or more has doubled in the last 40 years.more...
With more than 130 women diagnosed every day, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Men also get breast cancer but it is rare - around 400 men are diagnosed every year.more...
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with around 41,000 men diagnosed every year.more...
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, with more than 110 people being diagnosed every day.more...
Today almost three-quarters of children with cancer in the UK are cured of the disease.more...
Every year around 9,100 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumour. But they can be hard to treat and around 4,900 people in the UK lose their lives to the disease every year.more...
Cancer Research UK's scientists are turning breakthroughs made in the lab into new treatments for patients all over the UK. Raise money for translational research into all cancers.more...
The last 30 years has seen malignant melanoma incidence rates in Britain more than quadruple and now around 35 people in the UK are told they have the disease every day.more...
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in UK women, with more than 130 women every week being told they have the disease.more...
Around 8,300 people of all ages are diagnosed with leukaemia every year in the UK - that's around 23 people each day.more...
Around 23 people hear they have pancreatic cancer every day. Sadly, survival rates remain very low in the UK.more...
Around 55 women in the UK find out that they have cervical cancer every week. It is also the most common cancer in women under 35.more...
Around 2,300 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year in the UK. Thanks to research, treatment for this is very effective and now more than 95% of men with testicular cancer are cured.more...
Cancer Research UK’s scientists are turning breakthroughs made in the lab into new treatments for patients all over the UK. Our work has helped ensure that survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years and we remain the world’s leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Our scientists and doctors have contributed to most of the world’s top cancer drugs and we have pioneered and helped revolutionise the use of radiotherapy to treat cancer.
But we’re not stopping there. It’s hard to imagine that more than one in three of us in the UK will get cancer at some point in our lives. But the aim of all our research is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, making sure fewer people lose their lives to the disease. And, amazingly, all our research is entirely funded by the public. It’s thanks to the generosity of supporters like you that our scientists, doctors and nurses are leading the world in discovering new ways to tackle cancer.
Your support makes a difference
All your fundraising efforts really do make a difference. By deciding to support our research into new cancer treatments you will be helping us tackle many different types of cancer.
From studying the faulty genes that influence how the disease develops, to developing new cancer drugs and testing them in world-leading clinical trials – we’re doing everything we can.
Find out more about the different types of research we fund to beat cancer.
One day we will beat all cancers. Help us make it sooner.Register your interest for 2014