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Michelle Mitchell: Today Cancer Research UK launches the largest ever philanthropic campaign by a UK charity
Feb 27, 2024, 15:19

Michelle Mitchell: Today Cancer Research UK launches the largest ever philanthropic campaign by a UK charity

Michelle Mitchell shared a post on LinkedIn:

“Today Cancer Research UK (CRUK) launches More Research, Less Cancer – the largest ever philanthropic campaign by a UK charity.

Our ambition is big: to raise £400m to power life-changing research that will transform how we understand and overcome cancer. Research that has the potential to save and improve countless lives.

I’ve been humbled to meet visionary individuals who share our passion and appetite for discovery and translating results into patient benefit, and I hope that this campaign will allow us to inspire many more people.

Philanthropic support allows us to be bolder and to take ideas from lab to clinic faster. It means we can take risks, challenge, innovate, seize opportunities and capitalise on international collaboration to improve and save millions of lives. But we need to go further and that’s why we’ve launched our new campaign today. Because more support means more research, and more research means less cancer.

To mark the launch, we’ve joined forces with a coalition of the world’s most renowned voices in the research community to pen a ‘Letter to the world’, calling on high-value donors and philanthropists to help tackle the disease.

If you would like to support the campaign, please get in touch with [email protected] or find out more at”

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Source: Michelle Mitchell/LinkedIn

Michelle Mitchell is the first female chief executive of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the world’s leading charitable funder of cancer research. In 2021/22 the charity had an income of £668m, spent £443m on cancer research and had approximately 4,000 staff and over 30,000 volunteers. Before joining Cancer Research UK, Michelle was CEO of the MS Society for five years and a founding member of the Progressive MS Alliance: a global scientific and research joint venture and launched the STOP MS £100m appeal. Prior to that, she was Director General at Age UK, the UK’s largest older people’s charity where she worked for nearly a decade and was at the forefront of national debates on health, care and welfare. Mitchell was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to Older People and the Voluntary Sector. She was named by Cranfield University as one of the 100 Women to Watch in 2018.