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By Chris Lennon, News editor
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
TODDLERS, teenagers and twentysomethings joined mums, grans, aunties and friends in the fight against cancer on Sunday.
More than 2,000 women converged on Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City to Race for Life.
A spectacular array of fairy wings, feather boas and fancy dress in every shade of pink imaginable was on show around the five-kilometre course – and even the weather stayed kind for those taking part.
Now organisers are saying a heart-felt “thanks” to everyone who took part, and urging them to return their sponsorship money to fund vital research into 200 types of cancer.
Race for Life event manager Gemma Turpin said it was a “fantastic” day.
She said: “We are so very grateful to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers who helped make the event happen.
“Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to take one last step – by returning the money they’ve raised so it can go into vital research to help more men, women and children survive cancer.”
Gemma reiterated the fact that, as a charity, Cancer Research UK does not receive any Government funding for its vital work.
She said: “The money people raise through Race for Life is crucial because it means we can go on supporting the pioneering work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting cancer on all fronts.
“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.”
She added: “So, whatever the amount, we’re asking everyone to make every effort to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible.”
* Did you take part in Race for Life? Click through our gallery – link above right – and see if our photographer snapped you out on the course.