In 1948, a group of medical professionals from the Marie Curie hospital in Hampstead decided to pull away from the NHS and dedicate themselves to helping people suffering from cancer. Since then they have begun focusing their efforts on researching better ways of caring for people with life-limiting illnesses.
Marie Curie holds a variety of events to help raise money for their cause including a Walk to Remember. Every year thousands of Marie Curie supporters walk in memory of a loved one for 10 km as well as listening to an enlightening speech from a Marie Curie nurse at the end of the event. There are also fundraising groups that supporters of the charity can join to take part in national fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and the Blooming Great Tea Party.