Stand Up To Cancer: March On Cancer

The Stand Up To Cancer campaign, launched by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 is coming to Sheffield for the March On Cancer event on Saturday 11 October.


Men, women and children across Yorkshire are being urged to join forces and Stand Up To Cancer to raise money to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.


Stand Up To Cancer  raised over £8 million for ground-breaking research when it first took place in 2012 and this year the event is aiming to be bigger and better than ever, encouraging more and more people to join the fight.


It will culminate in a live TV fundraiser on Friday 17 October as an army of millions tune in to Channel 4 for a live show hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen.  


Lisa Millett, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for Yorkshire, said “we are so excited to be holding our first March On Cancer in Sheffield.  This event is for everyone – adults and children. March On Cancer is a defiant show of force, with people in Sheffield joining tens of thousands across the UK, all marching through the streets and making their voices heard.  We are asking everyone to start their fundraising ahead of the March and continue after, to help us beat cancer sooner.”


Starting at 7.30pm at Tudor Square, in Sheffield, participants will come together and march for 45 minutes through the streets accompanied by live music, entertainment and stories from people who’ve beaten cancer.


Every day 76 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire and the Humber*.  By joining Stand Up To Cancer, supporters in the region will be uniting with doctors, nurses, scientists and celebrities to generate funds, raise awareness and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


Cancer Research UK is urging everyone in Sheffield and across the region to stand up and do something to help raise money at work, school or at home.  A free fundraising kit is available to help spark creative ideas and provide support tools.


People across the region can also show their support for the campaign in style as a fun and fashionable range of clothing and accessories for men, women, children and dogs is available online now at


It includes T-shirts (from £10) onesies in sizes for adults (£25) and children (£15) watches in bold bright colours (£5.99), pin badges (£1), travel mugs (£4.99), snapback caps (£8) festival wristbands (99p); and, for man’s best friend, a must-have dog T-shirt with the words ‘Sit, Stay and Stand Up To Cancer’ (£8).


Stand Up To Cancer was supported by stars from TV, film, fashion and music when it took place in the UK in 2012, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L Jackson, Bradley Cooper, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, Keith Lemon, Heidi Klum, Jeremy Piven, Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Alesha Dixon, Ashley Walters, Russell Tovey, Bear Grylls, Jack Whitehall, Tom Felton, Warwick Davis, Jimmy Carr, Derren Brown, Martin Freeman, Dawn Porter, Micky Flanagan, Stephen Graham, Max Beesley and Jonathan Ross.


You can register now to take part in the first ever March On Cancer events. For more information and to get involved visit 


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