Where the Race for Life money goes

THERE are more than 200 different types of cancer each with different causes, symptoms and treatments.

Here are some examples of how your fundraising contribution – big or small – can help: £10 could buy around 300 glass slides for studying cells and tumour samples in detail under the microscope.

£20 could equip a scientist with a lab coat and a pair of safety goggles. These help protect against harmful chemicals and prevent experiments from getting contaminated.

£62.50 could fund one cancer information nurse for half a day. Our experienced cancer information nurses provide a confidential service for anyone with concerns about cancer.

£150 could pay for three pairs of cryogenic gloves, worn when retrieving very cold samples from a -80ºC freezer or a liquid nitrogen storage tank.

£200 could buy around 22 digital timers, which allow researchers to carry out precisely timed experiments. Accurate timing is crucial in ensuring that the scientists’ results are accurate.

£592 could fund four women’s participation in a trial to investigate whether a national screening programme for ovarian cancer could help save lives.

£1,000 could cover around a month’s running expenses for a clinical trial investigating a new way of giving hormone therapy to improve the treatment of prostate cancer.

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