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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.

  • 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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  • Breast cancer survivor keeps running as a legacy to her father

    Jenny Walsh is running the London Marathon following her recovery from breast cancer and the death of her father from stomach cancer.

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  • Abbie’s Army join #teamICR for the London Marathon

    A team of three runners take on the London Marathon for Abbie’s Army to raise money for childhood brain tumour research at the ICR.

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  • Runner inspired by friend takes her place in #teamICR

    Jess was inspired to raise money for the ICR after the death of her colleague and friend Marika, who was a valued member of #teamICR.

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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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  • #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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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