Cancer Research: Race for Life

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

Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Today 2 in 4 people survive cancer for at least 10 years.  Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive cancer for at least 10 years.

Tesco is proud to be celebrating 19 years in partnership with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.  Hundreds of thousands of our colleagues and customers have taken part in Race for Life events across the UK.  Since our partnership began in 2002, we have contributed millions to support Cancer Research UK’s vital research into over 200 types of cancer that affect men, women and children. 

Watch our colleague Bryan Taunton’s inspiring story and see what Race for Life means to him and his sister, who survived breast cancer.

How your fundraising helps:

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They've saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years.

Cancer Research UK receive no Government funding for their research, so they need your support through events like Race for Life to continue their ground-breaking work and help more people survive cancer. Over the years we’ve raised millions of pounds through our support for Race for Life, helping to save countless lives.

Restrictions due to the coronavirus have limited Cancer Research UK’s abilities to host fundraising events and cancer patients at this time are feeling more isolated than ever.  Though our lives may seem to be on hold, there is one thing that hasn’t stopped and that’s cancer.

We’re asking our colleagues and customers to join the Race for Life At Home to support Cancer Research UK through the crisis.

Check out this video for some inspiration and you can sign up at: https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/about-our-events/race-for-life-at-home