Losing both of her parents to cancer within the space of two years was a devastating blow for Clair O’Hanlon.

There are no words to describe how it feels to lose both parents to this disease. It is so overwhelming and I miss them both so much.

I know so many other people affected by different types of cancer, so I wanted to help an organisation that funds research into prevention.

- Claire O'Hanlon

In memory of her parents, Clair raised over £2,000 for World Cancer Research Fund by taking part in the London Marathon.

Has Clair’s story inspired you? Would you like to do something special in memory of a loved one? Here’s some ideas.

Donate in memory

A gift in memory of a loved one could make a real impact on the future of our research. Your support is vital to our work – we simply could not do this without you.

When donating, we’d love to hear about your story and the name of your loved one. This information can be included when we thank you for your donation.

Create a tribute page

An online tribute page is a wonderful way to keep the memory of your loved one alive. You can share the page with family and friends and it will display all donations made in their memory.

To find an existing tribute visit our In loving memory page and type the person's name into the search field.

Take part in an event

Like Clair, you could take part in an event – it’s one of the most positive and inspiring ways of celebrating the life of a loved one.

Create your own event

You could hold your own event – request a fundraising pack for lots of great ideas about how to raise money.

Your support is vital if we are to achieve our aim of a future free from preventable cancer.

This is a charity that does so much to help people reduce their cancer risk, and I am so pleased that I have been able to help support it and raise awareness about these important messages.

- Claire O’Hanlon

For more information on how you can remember a loved one, call 020 7343 4200 or email [email protected].