Cancer Research UK

In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival rates have doubled – today half will survive. Cancer Research UK aims to accelerate progress so that three in four people survive the disease by 2034 – but this will only be possible if enough people support fundraising events like Open Water Swimathon.

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound raised by every swimmer. Cancer now affects 1 in 2 of us, so there’s an urgent need for us to keep raising funds for essential research, including translational research to ensure that new scientific discoveries can be applied to actual patient treatments.

Through Swimathon and the generosity of supporters who fundraise, we are able to fund life-saving research. Our supporters help us fund 4,000 doctors, nurses and research scientists across the UK, helping to develop pioneering new ways to diagnose, treat and cure cancer.

To find out more about Cancer Research UK and how you can support us visit:

Together we will beat cancer.