Early phase research from organisations such as Cancer Research UK is the first step to developing effective treatments for Cancer.
Working for a company (Cell Medica Ltd - https://cellmedica.com/ ) that is developing cellular immunotherapeutics for cancer I can see first hand how this research can lead to novel products, tested in Clinical Trails that have the potential to truly transform cancer patients' lives. Products are being developed and tested for horrendous Cancers such as Neuroblastoma that affect young children and for which there is little effective treatment.
I currently know and have known many people affected by Cancer and so this effort is a small step (apologies for the pun) to raising some money that may benefit others in the future.
My partner Kate, and even our son, Gabriel are taking part and so this has become a family challenge. If you know both of us, you can donate here or donate via Kate's page or both and we can see who can raise the most. We won't take it personally !
My Fitbit is at the ready. Where I can't make 10,000 steps in a day for genuine reasons, I will make them up over the following days. It will help me lose some much needed pounds but more importantly raise money for such an important cause ... be generous !