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Marathon boost to cancer research

27 August 2010

With all sponsorship now in from the 2010 London Marathon team, we can announce that the grand total raised by Bristol alumni in aid of the University’s Cancer Research Fund is £4,769.49.

With all sponsorship now in from the 2010 London Marathon team, we can announce that the grand total raised by Bristol alumni in aid of the University’s Cancer Research Fund is £4,769.49.
 
This is a magnificent fundraising effort by four runners, Alex Husk (BSc 2008), Will Taylor (LLM 2009), Stuart Rogers (MEng 2008) and Greg Spencer (BSc 2006).

Bristol is at the forefront of research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Bristol Cancer Research Fund awards vital pump-priming grants to promising young researchers who are looking at ways to prevent and treat the major cancers, including breast, bowel, laryngeal, oral, prostate cancer and leukaemia.

Christos Paraskeva, Professor of Experimental Oncology at Bristol, said: 'This is a fantastic achievement by our London Marathon team, and we are delighted it will support the Bristol Universities Cancer Research Fund. Every year the fund provides valuable support for cancer researchers across the University.

'Funds raised through charitable acts in this way, as well as fun and healthy, is essential for us to be able to continue supporting new and innovative cancer research projects here in Bristol. Clearly, the more money in the fund the more projects we can support. In 2010 we supported projects in childhood cancers, breast, bowel and prostate cancer.'

For further information about the Cancer Research Fund, to make a donation, or to register your interest in participating in the 2011 London Marathon, please contact Cecilia Evans on  +44 (0)117 331 7139 or at cecilia.evans@bristol.ac.uk.