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At the heart of The Institute of Cancer Research are its people: the scientists and clinicians in our labs who are driving forward our research, the patients whose lives have improved because of our discoveries and, last but not least, our supporters who help make our work possible.

Their reasons for supporting us are as varied as the events they choose to do and we appreciate every ounce of energy our supporters put in. We are grateful for every penny they raise to help us make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

  • Suffolk farmer flies 7,750 miles in home-built plane

    Giles Abrey carried out the daring fundraising feat in support of The Institute of Cancer Research, with two other charities also benefiting from his generosity.

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  • Librarian closes chapter on another charity challenge

    Rosemary Dunstan has, this year, completed her 10th trek raising money for the ICR after successfully scaling the summits of South India in a 10-day challenge.

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  • Mark Gray is running a ‘mile a memory’

    Each of the 26 miles of the London Marathon will be dedicated to 26 people in Mark’s life who have died from cancer.

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  • Fast friends run half marathon around London’s greatest landmarks

    Janet and Sarah are running the London Landmarks Half Marathon to raise money for the ICR, in memory of their mums who died from cancer.

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  • Sian Baker: my reason for cycling 100 miles

    Sian Baker, from Leeds talks about why she joined #teamICR to cycle the Prudential Ride London for us in 2016.

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