As we approach the 2024 Cancer Research UK London Winter Run, we profile and share the stories of some participants who are taking part for a special reason.

Cancer Research UK exists to beat cancer. Cancer affects us all, but it also unites us. We can’t beat it alone and luckily, we don’t have to.

You can donate to Cancer Research UK here.

The pandemic was a hard enough time for everyone, but for Emily Taylor the world had never felt so cruel. With her mother’s cancer diagnosis in 2020, Emily’s story reminds us of the acute difficulty of coping with a loved one’s illness during the pandemic. Yet, it also provides hope for those going through grief – and hope for a cancer-free future through supporting Cancer Research UK.

“It’s highly likely that someone’s past efforts to support Cancer Research UK led to the development of the treatment that helped my partner spend more time with his boys. It has also meant that I am here today”.