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Alliance Healthcare UK Sport Stars Smash £40K Fundraising Target

Alliance Healthcare UK Sport Stars Smash £40K Fundraising Target

Alliance Healthcare colleagues, in association with Accord Healthcare Limited, took to the football field and netball court during the recent Alliance Healthcare Championship 2017, raising an incredible £42,000 for the purpose of cancer research.

Now in its fifth year, this year's event was held in two locations, in the north - Manchester, and in the south - Sunbury-on-Thames.

Four hundred colleagues, family, supporters and Alliance Healthcare partners attended the charity event, with over 20 football and netball teams from across the UK competing.

The Alliance Healthcare Championship 2017 is part of a wider partnership initiative between Walgreens Boots Alliance and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), to raise funds for the EORTC SPECTAcolor Biobank project – the Screening Platform for Clinical Trials in Advanced Colorectal Cancer.

The Biobank stores biological samples of tumours from people with colorectal cancer for use in research to help understand the cancer better, in order to help develop a cure. So far, more than 1,100 people have enrolled for the Biobank.

Alliance Healthcare has sponsored the EORTC Cancer Research Fund since 2012. The sports championship is the main UK sponsorship event, with teams raising money to take part by holding cake sales, car washes, raffles, and other events. Other donations come from sponsorship from Alliance Healthcare's manufacturer and other support partners.