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Living with a terminal diagnosis

When Barbara Hibbert, from Harrogate, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her oncologist asked her if she had a ‘bucket list’ of things she wanted to accomplish before she died.   “No,” she replied. “I quite like the life I have.”   With a happy marriage, a granddaughter on the way and a successful teaching career, there was nothing Barbara felt she’d missed out on.   Instead of jumping out of […]

5 Cancer Myths Debunked

When we’re all doing our best to lead a healthy lifestyle and reduce our risk of developing cancer, some of the health rumours that are circling round really aren’t helpful.   And whilst some cancer myths are very easy to spot, others can be more tricky. We’ve talked to those in the know in our Research Team to bring you all the facts and answer some of the more frequently […]

The Selby Three Swans Sportive Case Studies – Follow their Stories

John Walsh, 50, works as a CAD technician for a survey company. A friend of his brought Yorkshire Cancer Research to his attention, along with some of the worrying Yorkshire cancer statistics, such as studies that show that people in Yorkshire are more likely to get cancer and die from it than in most other parts of the country. Through this, John saw an opportunity to get signed up for […]

The Selby Three Swans Sportive Case Studies – Follow their Stories

span class=”bold”>Clare Holding from Dewsbury is new to cycling, having taken up the hobby when she started accompanying her husband, Vince, on weekend rides. She has been building up her cycling gradually from 15 to 40 mile routes and decided it was time to take on a new challenge in the form of the Selby Three Swans.   As with many people taking part in the Sportive, there are some […]

The Selby Three Swans Sportive Case Studies – Follow their Stories

Knaresborough music teacher, Heather Emmet is taking on the Selby Three Swans with her cycling buddy, whom she describes as a “giant-orange-lycra-man eating far too many cakes”. So it sounds like she’s got quite the challenge on her hands!   Despite this, she’s been finding all the hours she can to get her practise rides in- even with the anti-social hours of her job- grabbing time at weekends and in […]

Star Fundraiser Paul Secures £500 Workplace Grant

Over one hundred kilometres down with at least 90 more to go and you might think that Paul Maunoury would be finished with fundraising for a little while.   But you’d be wrong.   Paul is an IT engineer from Hull, who is in his fourth year of fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research and has taken part in ten 10K races so far this year as well as signing up […]

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