WE'RE STANDING UP TO CANCER

ARE YOU?

RAISE MONEY, BEAT CANCER SOONER

Stand Up and do something epic. Go it alone or get together with your friends at work, school or home and raise money to help beat cancer sooner.

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39 days to go Oct 9th

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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Fundraise in school

Every year, Stand Up To Cancer unites the UK in the fight against cancer. This year, we need secondary schools across the UK to join us because together, we have the power to save lives.

Register for your free schools pack

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 it with style

Fundraising for Stand Up To Cancer in 2015? We've got all the gear you need to look the part. From balloons and bunting to t-shirts and hoodies we’ve got you covered. Our fundraising tools start at just £1. Visit our shop now to help save lives.

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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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