Runs in the family

My brother Ed is somewhat crazy. He has decided to compete in a full distance triathlon next month—in the middle of the Nevada Desert. It’s to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer research charity, formed from the merger of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the Cancer Research Campaign. In the past, ICRF scientists have produced Nobel prize winning research. Vital statistics for 2004 from their annual budget: Operating expenses and salaries £68m, new grant awards £120m, total grants £372m, additional spending on lab research £89m.