LevelUP Cancer

LevelUP Cancer is a new and ambitious coalition of less survivable cancer charities seeking to address the devastatingly poor survival rates and experiences across brain, liver, gut and pancreatic cancers. A partnership with Virgin Money London Marathon will play a vital role in addressing some of the most pressing needs within these communities, particularly that of late diagnosis.

Brain, liver, gut and pancreatic cancers are the least survivable cancers in the UK. To date, the investment into research, support, information, awareness and policy has not been sufficient to deliver acceptable improvements needed by the 81,500 people diagnosed with one of these cancers each year.

The five year survival rate of these cancers is below 20%. This has not changed in the last 40 years; while the average five-year survival rates for other cancers is at 54%.

LevelUP Cancer is a united response to the outcry from our communities who are devastated by these cancers of unmet need. Member charities include: Pancreatic Cancer UK, The Brain Tumour Charity, The British Liver Trust and Core. Click below to find out more about each of the charities.

With support from Virgin Money London Marathon we will:

  • Improve quality of life and survival rates through achieving quicker diagnosis times.
  • Increase survival through doubling funding into world-class research.
  • Improve life, every day, for anyone affected through increasing access to support and information across the whole of the UK.
  • Give people more control over how they manage their cancer through advocating for equal access to care and treatment.

Supporting our runners

From training advice to post-event celebrations, we support our running team at every step of the way.

Engaging your team

Your team can shape the future of those diagnosed with one of these devastating diseases and help to save lives.

Case studies

Find out why your support is so important and how our partnership will make a difference.