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Want to run the London Marathon and support the fight against cancer?

Will Taylor LLM 2009 who ran the 2010 London Marathon to raise money for the University's Cancer Research Fund.

Will Taylor LLM 2009 who ran the 2010 London Marathon to raise money for the University's Cancer Research Fund.

21 October 2010

Missed out on a ballot place? Need an incentive to get fit? There are six charity places available for Bristol alumni to run the Virgin 2011 London Marathon to raise money for the University’s Cancer Research Fund.

Will Taylor LLM 2009 who ran the 2010 London Marathon to raise money for the University's Cancer Research Fund.

Missed out on a ballot place? Need an incentive to get fit? There are six charity places available for Bristol alumni to run the Virgin 2011 London Marathonon Sunday 17 April 2011 to raise money for the University’s Cancer Research Fund.

The University is also asking alumni who have already secured a ballot place for the London Marathon to join the Bristol team to raise money for the Fund. The bigger the team, the more money raised to fight cancer.

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: 'Money raised through charitable acts in this way 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.'

If you would like to help us raise money for the Cancer Research Fund by taking part in the 2011 London Marathon or making a donation, please contact Cecilia Evans on +44 (0)117 331 7139 or at cecilia.evans@bristol.ac.uk.