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April 2010


This month we've been cheering on our amazing London Marathon runners and campaigning to ensure the next Government invests in the future of cancer care.

Inspired by the London Marathon? Entry for 2011 opens next week and there's a host of other marathons coming up this year.

The toughest challenge in golf is back and our most popular cycling challenge to Mexico returns in 2011.



Virgin London Marathon

Virgin London MarathonCongratulations to all our amazing Team Macmillan runners who took part in the London Marathon this month.

The 2011 ballot opens on Tuesday 4 May 2010. To enter the ballot, simply visit the London Marathon website on Tuesday morning. (The ballot closes once 125,000 entries are received).

Find out more about Team Macmillan and our guaranteed 'golden bond' places at www.macmillan.org.uk/londonmarathon >

Vote cancer support

Get your local candidate to sign up The General Election is only days away and we urgently need your help. It takes just two minutes to join our campaign.

We need the next Government to invest in the future of cancer care. So far almost 800 parliamentary candidates have shown their support. This is fantastic, but is only 32% of prospective candidates.

Find out if your local candidate has signed up and join the campaign now >

Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover

Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover Macmillan’s music festival will once again be hitting the streets of London's Shoreditch on 17 June 2010.

Line-up and tickets will be announced shortly. Sign up to our mailing list or join our Facebook page to stay up to date.

'Get your jig on' competition
Submit a video of your best dance moves and you could win the ultimate festival package, including Brick Lane Takeover and Bestival tickets.


Longest Day Golf Challenge 2010

Longest Day Golf Challenge Have you got what it takes to play 72 holes, hit 300 shots and walk 20 miles - all in one day?

Getting involved is easy. Simply organise a team of three to four players, register, pick a date and start raising money for Macmillan!

Find out how to take part and register online >

Run a marathon in 2010

Run with Team Macmillan Inspired by the London Marathon? There are still a number of marathons you could run in this year, including Loch Ness, Berlin, Dublin and New York.

Sign up now and we'll be on hand with unrivalled running expertise and support, to help you raise vital funds for people affected by cancer. Find your perfect run >

Mexico Coast-to-Coast Cycling Challenge 2011

Team Macmillan cyclists'El Grandisimo' - the big one, is back! Macmillan's most popular challenge starts at the Gulf of Mexico and takes you on a 612km ride through dense jungle and tropical farmland.

This challenge of a lifetime is guaranteed to leave your legs aching and your mind racing. Read the daily itinerary and find out more >

Highlights from the website

  • We're here to help you have more good days
    When you're living with cancer, the difference between a good day and a bad day can often come down to really small things.

    Getting answers on something you're worrying about. Finding out you can get some financial support. Or just having a chat with someone who understands.

    Find out how Macmillan helps thousands of people to have a good day >

  • Carol Jarvis launches new album for Macmillan
    World renowned musician and trombonist, Carol Jarvis, is generously donating proceeds from her new album ‘Smile’ to Macmillan. The album is available from online music stores (including HMV and Amazon). Find out more about Carol's album >

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If you or someone you know is living with cancer and would like answers, support or just a chat, call Macmillan on 0808 808 00 00. (Monday to Friday 9am-8pm)

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