About Our Charity
Cancers we support
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the UK, expected to be responsible for 29,430 deaths in 2018.
Penile cancer is a rare type of cancer that occurs on the skin of the penis or within the penis. It most commonly affects men over the age of 50
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in men, causing more deaths than the next three leading causes—prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer—combined.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most fatal cancer in men. While the incidence (number of cases) of colon cancer is much lower than that of prostate cancer or even colon cancer, the survival rate remains poor
The combination of colon cancer and rectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in men. Yet unlike the limited screening available for lung cancer, and the controversies in screening associated with prostate cancer, colon cancer screening for the general population can clearly save lives.
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Cancers of the liver and bile duct are the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the UK. It’s important to distinguish “liver cancer” from “metastases to the liver,” as many people who speak of liver cancer are actually referring to cancer that has spread to the liver from other regions of the body.
Leukemia is not one disease but includes acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other forms of leukemia. As a blood-related cancer, symptoms are not usually located in one region as other cancers may be. In addition, symptoms of leukemia often overlap with many other conditions and may include fatigue, feeling weak, easy bruising, bone, and joint pain, and frequent infections. The causes of leukemia vary depending upon the type but can vary broadly from environmental exposures to a genetic predisposition such as with Down’s syndrome.
Esophageal cancer is the seventh most fatal cancer in men in the United Kingdom. There are two primary types of cancer of the esophagus, adenocarcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, which differ by the types of cell in which the cancer originates. While in the past squamous cell carcinoma was most common, adenocarcinoma is now the most common form of the disease.
Raise money for us in Other events
You dont have to enter one of our events, if you dont live near one of our venues you can still support our charity by taking part in another event and running on our behalf.
Join our running leagues today.
We dont have time to sit around or relax, if cancer dosen’t affect you then you can be sure it affects a friend or family member. Cancer touches over 95% of lives in the UK and we’re fighting back.
Support us. Run with us. Get Fit with Us. Join our event schedule today and improve your running, personal fitness and measure your success by entering our running leagues. You don’t have to be a pro, we provide a handicap system so every runner can compete at different levels of fitness.
What our participants say
The events team were fantastic, the run started on time, the volunteers were great and a good day was had by all!
The weather was fantastic, the park staff and charity staff were great and I ran a PB!
I ran in the Walsall Arboretum event, it was well organised and gave more of a personal feel than other larger events such as race for life. This is a new charity and I’m proud that I have helped them raise money in their early days.