Since its inception, My Peak Challenge has raised more than $6 million USD for a number of causes that mean so much to us, including fighting global hunger, addressing environmental problems, funding blood-cancer research and supporting end-of-life care.
One Tree Planted is a nonprofit on a mission of global reforestation. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Trees are essential to the health of our planet, biodiversity and reducing the harmful effects of climate change. Reforestation is consistently identified by scientists as one of the top solutions to the climate crisis, and the trees planted as part of this initiative will support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity.
When Dave and Hilda Eastwood lost their daughter Susan to leukemia in 1960, they were determined to spare other families the pain they had endured — so they started raising money to find a cure.
Blood Cancer UK is their legacy.
The life-saving work the organization does directly affects people like Hugo:
Over the last 50 years, survival rates for childhood cancer have risen from 10 percent chance of survival to nearly 80 percent, and survival of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (among the most common forms of childhood blood cancer) has gone from an average of six months to an 85 percent overall cure rate.
This extraordinary turnaround is due in part to the tireless work of Blood Cancer UK’s supporters, whose efforts have raised millions for blood cancer research over the last 50-plus years.
But despite the incredible advances that have been made, there is still much work to be done.
There are 137 different types of blood cancer affecting millions of people of every age, race, and gender across the globe.
Blood Cancer UK is committed to realizing the Eastwoods' vision: ensuring everyone affected by blood cancer is able to live their life to the fullest.