Business Beats Cancer Belfast

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Past event 14th June 2019

The first Business Beats Cancer Belfast dinner took place on June 14th 2019 at Titanic Hotel, Belfast in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK. 

 

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Business Beats Cancer Belfast

Business Beats Cancer Belfast is a group of committed business leaders from a range of professions, focused on raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK.  The Business Beats Cancer Belfast Board is one of a growing network of boards across the UK and is the first in Northern Ireland.  Each board organises an exciting annual fundraising event that brings together businesses in their local area to help beat cancer sooner.

Our board

Our Board is a group of dynamic professionals, who like most of the population have been touched by cancer through close friends or family and have been inspired to work together to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. 

There’s definitely a competitive streak running through the group too and our Chairperson aims to at least match the funds raised by colleagues in Glasgow.

What we're funding in Belfast

CRUK scheme graduate

More than 25 people are diagnosed in Northern Ireland with cancer every single day – that’s over 9,250 per year. And while survival rates here have increased over the last 50 years, NI still ranks below other European countries.

We want to ensure that cancer prevention, detection and treatment remain health priorities for the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive.

Cancer Research UK spends nearly £3million annually in Northern Ireland on a range of research-related programmes; we are the largest charity funder of cancer research in Northern Ireland. We are also actively involved with local communities in Northern Ireland, where we have over 50 Local Volunteer Fundraising Committees. Our annual Race for Life and Pretty Muddy events engaged over 5,600 women in NI in 2016. Along with the generosity of their supporters, they raised over £318,000 for the charity last year. We have 21 shops in Northern Ireland staffed by over 450 volunteers.

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