Sponsor Team CIIC for the Great Birmingham Run

G&B_prerace

CIIC is looking for sponsors to support “TeamCIIC” for the Great Birmingham Run in October. Last year a small team made up of Prof Ben Willcox, Dr Gavin Bendle, and Dr Fiyaz Mohammed, raised £1000 for much needed research into new immunotherapies for cancer. The event, sponsored by BUPA, takes place on 19th October 2014.

As Prof Willcox points out, last year was a great year to start TeamCIIC: “2013 was recognized as a breakthrough year for Cancer Immunotherapy internationally – with new immunotherapies transforming treatment outcomes for some patients”.  “We started small last year, but are hoping to grow this year and so we are looking for folks of all running abilities to join TeamCIIC,” explains Prof Willcox. “Having run last year, I can assure people this is a fantastic event and great fun to take part in. The money we raise will be crucial to help pay for crucial lab and clinical studies, support skilled technicians, and fund cutting edge equipment to study how immune cells target cancer cells. The more research we can do, the faster progress we can make on new immunotherapies for cancer patients.”

If you would like to donate to TeamCIIC in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run, please visit the TeamCIIC JustGiving page. Any donations are massively appreciated.

If you would like to join TeamCIIC to take part in the run, email ciic@contacts.bham.ac.uk and we will help arrange your entry and provide advice on fundraising and training.