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Racy ladies in the pink

Ladies of all ages ran, jogged or walked the five and 10k races to show their support for those who have been affected by cancer.

Over 3,000 women supported Race for Life Solihull 2014.
Over 3,000 women supported Race for Life Solihull 2014.

Over 3,000 women descended on Malvern Park on Sunday to take part in the annual Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Ladies of all ages ran, jogged or walked the five and 10k races to show their support for those who have been affected by cancer.

Tracey Duffy, Race for Life event manager for Solihull, said: “I want to say a heartfelt ‘thanks’ to everyone who took part in Race for Life, and their supporters, as well as our heroic volunteers.

“It was a fantastic day, full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter as over 3,000 women joined forces to show cancer who’s boss.

“Now I’m asking all the women who took part - and all the friends, family and colleagues who pledged to sponsor them - to transform their passion into progress by returning the money they’ve raised as soon as possible. We are hoping to raise £205,000 from sponsorship returns.

“Cancer Research UK doesn’t receive any Government funding for its ground-breaking work. So every single individual contribution matters. It enables our researchers to help more men, women and children in Solihull survive this devastating disease.

 

“Many people don’t realise that their entry fee only covers the cost of the event. It’s the sponsorship money that really makes a difference. So, whatever the amount, we’re asking everyone to make every effort to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible. It can be paid in online, by phone or by cheque.”

Many took part in the annual event in memory of a loved one who has either beaten cancer or sadly lost their life to the condition.

Nell Barrie, Cancer Research UK’s Senior Science Communication Manager, added: “We want to see people with every type of cancer, including those that are hard to treat, get the same chances of living a long life.

“The progress made over the last 40 years shows we are moving in the right direction.”

 

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