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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.

  • 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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  • Phoebe runs first ever marathon in father's memory

    #teamICR runner Phoebe Waters tells us about her phenomenal race day experience, running the London Marathon in memory of her father who had 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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  • Motivation from joining #teamICR

    James Fuller ran the Virgin Money London Marathon with his team mates in honour of his mother in law who passed away from ovarian cancer last June.

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  • Training for the London Marathon helped Gail 'feel' again

    After the death of one of her closest friends, Gail Deayton decided to run the London Marathon to help her cope with her grief.

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  • #teamICR at the Great North Run 2018

    In 2018 we had 10 fantastic runners joining #teamICR and running the Great North Run – the biggest half marathon in the country.

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  • Making John Proud – raising money for male breast cancer research

    Jo Tridgell has raised over £50,000 in memory of her husband, lost to male breast cancer.

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  • Regaining fitness after cervical cancer treatment

    Caroline Kingsbury-Margetts donned her running shoes to raise money for cancer research and to regain her fitness following treatment for cervical cancer.

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  • Epic arctic 250km husky sled ride

    Matt Nixon, 41, from Stratford upon Avon completed an arctic husky trail across Norway and Sweden in honour of his grandfather.

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