Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. They are entirely funded by the public.
Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity’s own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.
Cancer Research UK’s work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.
This year Geek Con 2018 has chosen to support Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research is the UK’s largest charity, with £432million being spent on research for new types of cancer, treatment, prevention and diagnosis from 2016-17. Every two minutes, somebody in the UK is told they have cancer, this not only affects the individual but all of the friends and family involved too. Here at Geek Con we know personally how difficult a diagnosis of cancer can be and we are looking to tackle this head on!
At Geek Con 2018 you can expect to see lots of donation buckets, a £1 entry fee which is for charity and a large donation towards Cancer Research UK at the end of the weekend. Please join in the fight!