Every week in Yorkshire, 592 people are diagnosed with cancer.
That's why, every year, we are funding £10 million of vital cancer research - all for the benefit of the people of Yorkshire.
"I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 2014. It came completely out of the blue. I had surgery and then I went on to have some chemotherapy. While it was treatable, it wasn't curable."
How your miles save lives
While not all cancers are avoidable and some are hereditary, it is possible to prevent four out of ten forms of cancer. We work in local communities to reduce the risk of developing cancer in the first place by focusing on those at high risk and on particularly prevalent cancers.
By diagnosing cancer early, it’s easier to treat. We help people understand the signs and symptoms and fund vital screening to help identify the earliest signs of cancer so it can be treated sooner when there’s greater likelihood of recovery.
Our research has a direct impact on people with cancer in Yorkshire. We are improving access to the very best treatments throughout our region and funding rehabilitation programmes that can reduce the risk of cancer returning.