Worldwide Cancer Research funds groundbreaking cancer research projects around the world. Investing in the pioneering ideas of today will lead to life-saving new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer – and research funded by Worldwide Cancer Research has already led to breakthroughs that have saved thousands of lives in the UK.
Over the next few weeks, the Worldwide Cancer Research face-to-face fundraising teams are hitting the streets of towns across the UK, to build awareness of the great work that the charity does, and sign-up new supporters. In the last 40 years, Worldwide Cancer Research has funded 1,128 scientists and kickstarted 1,888 discoveries. Thanks to research like this, twice as many people now survive cancer after diagnosis than did four decades ago.
But with 1 in 2 people in the UK now being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime – and 360,000 people every year, there’s much more to be done. The charity’s goal is to find 5,000 new supporters in the UK this year, which would raise approximately £1.2m over the next five years.
Alan Moss, the charity’s Individual Giving Manager said:
“Face-to-face fundraising is one of the most effective and efficient ways for us to raise vital funds, and it also allows us to raise awareness and speak to people directly about the great work we do.
“We rely entirely on donations to fund pioneering cancer research around the world, but every year we are only able to support around 1 in 20 of the research applications that we receive.
“60% of our current projects are directly funded by our wonderful regular supporters – that’s around 53 projects each year. With more long-term support, we’ll be able to commit to funding even more bold new research and, ultimately, save more lives.”