Heartfelt thanks extended to St Albans' Race for Life runners
PUBLISHED: 13:05 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 27 July 2017
Heartfelt thanks have been extended to approximately 1,500 women who came together in a sea of pink for St Albans' Race for Life.
Mums, daughters, sisters and friends showed their incredible commitment to the cause as they came together to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
The sponsored joggers, who ran 5k or 10k around Verulamium Park in aid of Cancer Research UK, are now being asked to gather all the money they have raised as soon as possible.
It is hoped £100,000 has been collected for cancer research and awareness.
Cancer Research UK’s Hertfordshire event manager, Courtney Culverhouse, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to the women of St Albans running, jogging or walking at Race for Life.
“Our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into better treatments for patients in Hertfordshire and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event on Sunday.
“The atmosphere on the day was electric - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter - as hundreds of like-minded ladies came together to unite in the fight against cancer.”
She said entrance fees only over the cost of the event - sponsorship money is crucial.
“It’s the sponsorship money that really makes a difference. Money raised - whether it’s £10 or £100 - will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.”
Cancer Research UK’s senior science communications officer, Dr Áine McCarthy, said: “We want to see people with every type of cancer, including those that are hard to treat, have the best chance of surviving their disease and living a long, healthy life afterwards. The advances we’ve made since Race for Life started in 1994 show we are moving in the right direction.
“Thanks to new treatments and improvements in early diagnosis, more people are surviving cancer today than ever before. But too many lives are still lost.
“There are hundreds of types of cancer and we need continued investment in research to help us find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them all.”
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