standuptocancer

£23.8 million raised so far

But we can still do more! Donate, fundraise or take part this year and help us raise even more vital funds!

Together we will beat cancer sooner.

Stand Up To Cancer is a partnership between Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, bringing the UK together to accelerate progress in cancer research and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Together, we've raised over £23.8 million to beat cancer sooner, but we're not stopping there. It's not technology that's holding us back - it's funding. So join us, because together we can put a stop to this devastating disease and save lives. Stand Up To Cancer today.

It’s thanks entirely to your support that we will accelerate progress, we will save lives and we will beat cancer sooner.

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Make a personal donation or scroll down for other ways to fund life-saving cancer research.

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Do something amazing today

LONDON 3 PEAKS™

London 3 Peaks is an adrenaline endurance challenge reserved for the toughest and most awesome. Stair climb three of London's tallest buildings and abseil down the last one on Sunday 11th October and raise crucial money to help beat cancer sooner.

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Raise money. Save lives

Stand Up To Cancer and do something epic today. Go it alone or get together with friends, family, at work or at school and raise money to beat cancer sooner. Download our 2014 fundraising kit today, and keep checking back for our shiny new gear for this years Stand Up To Cancer. 

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SU2C merchandise

We currently have a huge 60% off sale in the Stand Up To Cancer shop  Look the part in our must-have range with t-shirts from £5, snap-backs just £4, and loads of other accessories and fundraising tools for under £1. Buy now to beat cancer.

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HOW OUR RESEARCH WILL BEAT CANCER SOONER

All the money you raise will go straight to translational research. It takes developments in the lab and transforms them into new tests and treatments for cancer patients. 

BE SMART. BE ACTIVE.

BE HEALTHY.

WHAT IS CANCER?

There are more than 200 types of cancer and they have one thing in common – they’re caused by the uncontrolled growth of your body’s cells. There are things we can do to reduce the risk of getting cancer including changing our lifestyles.

We’ve already made huge progress. We have the knowledge and the technology, what we need now is the money to bring it all together. And we won’t stop until all 200 are beaten.

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HOW TO SPOT IT

If it’s diagnosed early, we have more chance of beating cancer. So get to know your body. If you spot any unexplained or persistent changes, go to see your doctor.

Unusual lumps or swelling, unexplained weight loss, breathlessness or blood in your urine or bowels are common symptoms.  Keep an eye out and if you spot them, stop cancer in its tracks.

 

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REDUCE THE RISK

Experts estimate that more than 4 in 10  cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes. Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the world, so if you’re a smoker the best thing you can do for your health is to quit. Keeping a healthy weight, cutting down on alcohol, being physically active, having a healthy balanced diet and enjoying the sun safely are all also great ways to reduce the risk of cancer.

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t a guarantee against cancer, but it helps stack the odds in your favour. 

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