Mull Runners certificate 2015Race for Life

Mullrunners have been organising the ‘Pink Run’ Race for Life for Cancer Research since 2010 and a grand total of £7166.50 has been raised through the wonderful support we have here on the Isle of Mull.

 

2010 £2288.45
2011 £457.60
2012 £915
2013 £382
2014 £579.11, including £155 from Rhia Edwards from running/cycling/walking 5k every day for 50 days.
2015 £1503.89
2016 £486.45
2017 £554.00

***TOTAL TO DATE: £7166.50 ***

Just for interest a few examples of what money can buy:

£40.00 buys 500 special plastic dishes that let scientists follow a cancer cells’ every move to find out how cancer cells make a break for it, so that they can discover new ways to stop the disease in its tracks.

90% of all cancer deaths are due to cancer cells spreading around the body. Experiments investigating this could one day find ways to stop the spread of cancer cells, giving people across the globe more tomorrows.

£1000 kits out a fresh-faced PhD student with everything they need to beat cancer, sooner, helping us to train the researchers of tomorrow who could be making the breakthroughs of the future.

Every new researcher needs to be fully equipped with the tools they need to fight cancer. You wouldn’t send someone into battle without protection – a lab coat costs + gloves: £10; then they need weapons to beat the enemy – a set of pipettes cost: £800, boxes of tips cost: £120. And finally, we’ll give them essential items to plan their strategy of attack – a notebook and set of marker pens cost: £10. …Cancer doesn’t stand a chance.

£4,000 buys a clever machine that can make 80,000 copies of DNA in just one second, like a turbo-charged genetic photocopier!

If you want to understand what makes a cancer cell tick you need to get your hands on the cell’s DNA- and lots of it. Scientists can use these machines to scrutinise individual sets of instructions in the DNA to work out which errors in the code lead to cancer – helping to diagnose patients sooner, saving more lives.

About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.

  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.

  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.

  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive cancer. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people will survive cancer within the next 20 years.

  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.

  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.