TV Times and Blood Cancer UK
Having worked tirelessly to support Blood Cancer UK since 1978, TV Times is our longest standing partner.
For over 40 years, TV Times has done a phenomenal job supporting Blood Cancer UK. Not only has their Celebrity Running Team taken on numerous events to raise unbelievable amounts of money, they also help provide a star-studded line-up every year for our Christmas event at the Royal Albert Hall.
Incredible breakthroughs in blood cancer research, thanks to 40 years of support from TV Times
The money that TV Times has raised for Blood Cancer UK has helped to fund incredible research developments. In the time that they have supported us, a new test for childhood leukaemia has resulted in a significant boost in survival rates for children through enabling doctors to decide whether they need more treatment or not. This test is now the standard of care worldwide.
Research has also revealed that childhood leukaemia is a two-stage process. This significant discovery is laying the foundation for work on preventing this form of leukaemia from happening in the first place.
Gemma Peters, Chief Executive of Blood Cancer UK:
"The relationship between TV Times and Blood Cancer UK is remarkable not only for its longevity - an incredible 40 years! - but also for being so innovative. Their Celebrity Running Team was one of the first to recognise the benefit of well-known faces taking on personal challenges in support of a charity, and has completely changed how celebrities interact with charities across the sector. It is remarkable to think that when Blood Cancer UK and TV Times came together, a child diagnosed with leukaemia had a 10-20% chance of surviving. Now, 40 years on, a chid diagnosed with leukaemia has an 80-90% chance of surviving. The impact of the support of TV Times has been truly phenomenal."
Angela O’Farrell, Group Managing Director, TI Media:
“The longevity of TV Times’s partnership with Blood Cancer UK speaks for itself. We’ve shared 40 years of fundraising for research and have watched with admiration as we’ve seen the advancement of that research change the treatment of and outcomes for thousands of people. Blood Cancer UK’s vision, to eradicate blood cancer in our lifetime, is an ambition we’re proud to share.”
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