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Cancer Research UK
Official Charity Partner for the Simplyhealth Great East Run

Be on the team that will get you to the finish line. Wear our running vest, digest our expert fundraising, nutrition and injury prevention advice and take a look at our top training tips.

There are over 200 different types of cancer and we are the only charity tackling all of them. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour, every runner.

More than one in three of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives. Thanks to research, one day cancer will be a different disease. One day all cancers will be cured.

For over 100 years our doctors, scientist and nurses have been working tirelessly to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Each day more than 400 people can now expect to reach their 10-year milestone of surviving cancer.

Thanks to our amazing supporters survival rates across all forms of cancer have doubled in the last 40 years, but we can't stop there. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three quarters of patients surviving cancer within the next 20 years.

What money can buy...

  • £6 buys a box of microscope slides, just like the ones used in breakthroughs such as the discovery of temozolomide, which has saved the lives of many thousands of people with brain tumours across the globe.

  • £50 buys a scientific sieve to separate out big bits and small bits of DNA to reveal vital clues about how to beat cancer.

  • £150 buys special chemicals to stain the intricate nuts and bolts of the cell, letting our researchers see under the bonnet of cancer cells to learn more about how they work.

When we stand united, cancer doesn’t stand a chance. With relentless determination we can push forward more quickly towards a future where cancer doesn’t have to be feared.

With you on board we can accelerate our progress and beat cancer sooner.

If you haven’t already join team CRUK today and run for a reason, run for Cancer Research UK

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The Blossom Charity
Local Nominated Charity of the Simplyhealth Great East Run

We are a charity dedicated to women, based in East Anglia.

Our objectives are to enable women in rural communities to make positive and sustainable change in their lives.

Many women we work with face some disadvantage including isolation, poverty, unemployment, mental health issues and who lack the confidence to make change in their lives.

We deliver tailored programmes of workshops and one to one coaching sessions as well as community based activities to support the development of skills, confidence and long lasting relationships and mutual support.

We pride ourselves on creating an environment where all women can thrive.

Members of the community will be taking part in the Simplyhealth Great East Run, so why not come and join us?

Run For Blossom

Stroke Association
Stroke Association
Stroke Association is the UK's leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We rely on your support to provide vital services, campaign for better stroke care and to find better treatments. In the UK, there are over 1.2 million stroke survivors with 100,000 strokes happening each year. That's one stroke every 5 minutes. Stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK. We know we need to change how people think about stroke. Stroke survivors are now facing a more promising future thanks to you. Telephone: 0300 330 0740