Climb of Life 2015: Saying NO to cancer

Help OPI to fight cancer by supporting fundraising efforts for the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)


Tragically, one in three of us will develop cancer in our lifetime. Your support can help find a cure. On 6 November 2015, the UK office supplies industry will once again be fundraising and organising the annual Climb of Life  trek to raise funds for the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).

The ICR is at the forefront of some amazing breakthrough treatments for cancer and OPI is proud to support its efforts. Many people across the world are alive today because of ICR’s hard work and groundbreaking discoveries that help create better drugs to defeat cancer.

Climb of Life (COL) creator and organiser Graeme Chapman MBE said: “The enthusiasm and amazing support of the COL team helps to motivate me from year to year. The fact that one-third of us in the UK will suffer with cancer is a good enough reason for us to strive to help ICR to find a cure for this cruel disease. Without sufficient funds, progress would not be as fast as we all would want. Thanks to the likes of ICR, now less than a third of cancer sufferers actually die from the disease.”

Now in its 28th year of fundraising, the Climb of Life will again return to the Lake District in the north of England to complete another arduous challenge. 

The teams will be climbing some of the highest peaks in England, on tough terrain and in difficult winter conditions – snow and ice above 1,500 ft are common at this time of the year. The ten teams will each climb a different peak such as Nethermost Pike, Outerside etc, which will spell out this year’s theme: ‘NO TO CANCER’.

Just say yes…

The OP industry-supported COL has raised over £1.2 million ($1.9 million) over the past 21 years and we hope to top last year’s record-breaking amount of £100,157. This will be tough to beat, but everyone is up for the challenge.

The climb is supported across the industry with key sponsors EVO, OPI and Newell Rubbermaid on board once again. The OPI team will be taking part for the sixth year in November, led by CEO Steve Hilleard who said: “This is a red letter day in the OPI calendar and we are genuinely honoured to be able to participate. Battling wind, rain and snow for just one day is a small price to pay to help raise funds in the fight against a dreadful disease that has affected our team, family, friends and industry colleagues. We thank everyone who has supported all Climb of Life participants previously and implore you to give generously once again.” 


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