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28 Day Lunge Challenge

How about taking part in our 28 Day Lunge Challenge? When you sign up, you'll receive a free headband in the post and be added to our private Facebook group where you can find encouragement and support to help keep you motivated. Sign up here.


Coronavirus Information

This is a really difficult time and people may have questions about the advice they should follow in this latest lockdown. If you’re looking for some guidance or clarity, please have a look at our coronavirus information page.


Research At Risk 

Covid-19 has put charity funded #ResearchAtRisk and we need your help to ask the Prime Minister to protect it. Anyone wanting to write to the Prime Minister will just have to click on this link and fill in their email address to send a ready-drafted letter to No. 10. With your help we can get enough interest to convince the Prime Minister to intervene in the battle for funding so that charities like us can continue lifesaving research and improve lives.


Jasmine's Story 

In 2019, Jasmine was diagnosed with Leukaemia and spent a year of her life in Isolation. During her treatment, Jasmine's Mum and husband visited her most days, but she still struggled with the isolation. Covid has meant another year of lockdown for Jasmine, who worries about those going through treatment for blood cancer during covid. Read more of Jasmine's story.


London Winter Walk 
 

Get your bobble hat and trainers on for a covid-secure London Winter Walk and raise money for people living with a blood cancer. The London Winter Walk on 27th March has a 21km and a 42km route for anyone interested in exploring the streets of England's capital city. Find out more about the event and sign up here.

From Joe Wicks to lab shifts

As the year draws to an end, we caught up with Leukaemia UK scientist, Kristina Kirschner to find out how the coronavirus pandemic impacted her work and how 2021 is shaping up for blood cancer researchers. Find out more about researching blood cancer during the pandemic.

 

 


Royal Parks Half Marathon
 

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is the capital’s biggest and best-loved half marathon. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Join our team and enjoy this beautiful half marathon. Find out more and join our team.

London Landmarks Half Marathon 

Come and join #TeamLUK at the 2021 event. We have guaranteed charity places available or you can join our team with your own place. Running the London Landmarks Half Marathon will take you around the streets of the capital and past a few of London's world famous landmarks. The 13.1-mile route takes place on a fairly flat course that is perfect for first-time half marathon runners or those looking for a personal best. Find out more and join our team.

Leukaemia UK's Helping Hand Fund 

At Leukaemia UK we are committed to supporting those living with a blood cancer and their families through difficult times. We understand that worrying about money is the last thing you need when you are dealing with a blood cancer diagnosis or helping a loved one cope with treatment. To help ease financial concerns we offer a ‘Helping Hand’.   Our Helping Hand Fund provides awards of a fixed amount of £150 as a one-off payment. The aim of the awards is to make life more manageable, we'll help if we can. Find out more about Helping Hand

We are funding more research: read about John Goldman Fellow 2020 Dr Kostas Tzelepis, University of Cambridge 

Dr Tzelepis's research has promising clinical potential to develop new therapeutic options, giving hope to patients with AML and other types of cancer.

Find out more about #RememberACharityWeek, a campaign raising awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills.

A gift to Leukaemia UK will help us fund ground-breaking research and care to make a difference those affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers, for generations to come.

Read Louise's inspiring acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) story

Find out more about John Goldman Fellow 2020, Dr Simon Mitchell's  innovative diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) research.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Help us raise awareness of leukaemia and other blood cancers by getting involved.

Read about John Goldman Fellow 2020, Dr Bettina Wingelhofer's vital AML research: Understanding gene activation to find novel therapeutic targets
 

Read about John Goldman Fellow 2020, Dr Miguel Ganuza's essential leukaemia research at Queen Mary University of London

Be our Hero, explore our exciting range of Virtual Challenges and events

Rebecca’s acute promyelocytic leukaemia story

Rebecca was 21 years old and working as a Police Officer when she developed excessive bruising in early 2019. This led to her acute promyelocytic leukaemia diagnosis in March 2019. Here, Rebecca shares her story in her own words, to help raise awareness.


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About our work

Investing in healthcare professionals

We invest in the best clinicians, researchers and scientists through our grants programme, developing the scientific leaders of tomorrow. Our grants fund research projects, help develop care pathways and equip professionals with the skills to discover improvements in care or advances in treatment. 

Accelerating treatments through clinical trials

We are investing in a new clinical trials initiative called IMPACT to help fast-track the testing of drug and cellular therapies for patients who experience complications after a stem cell transplant. It allows transplant centres across the UK to work together to deliver clinical trials focused on stem cell transplantation. 

Supporting the mind and body

We believe emotional support during and after treatment is essential. That’s why we’ve launched an innovative pilot in blood cancer care: our Mind & Body team. Psychologists, a psychiatrist, counsellors and a social worker work with the haematology team at King's College Hospital to provide holistic care at every stage of treatment.

Transforming blood cancer care

Alongside investing in world-class research we fund innovative projects to improve care. Through our care projects we improve access to treatment for those affected by blood cancers and provide opportunities to meet other people experiencing life with a blood cancer diagnosis. 

Providing critical financial support

An unexpected illness can knock life plans off course, with significant financial repercussions. We know this can be a real worry. Leukaemia UK offers one-off grants via our Helping Hand Fund to ease families or individuals through a difficult period. Applications must be supported by your consultant or specialist nurse.

Leukaemia UK relies completely on voluntary donations. Please help us support people affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers by donating to Leukaemia UK today, by fundraising or getting involved in our events.