Truro’s formidable army of mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls united at Richard Lander School yesterday for the fundraising Race for Life.
Cancer Research UK is now calling on everyone to make every step counts by paying in their sponsorship money as soon as possible. Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k events which raises millions of pounds every year to fund life-saving research.
Ruth Chamings, Race for Life event manager for Cornwall, 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 nearly 1,500 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. “
"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 the South West 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, over the phone by calling 0300 123 0770, or by cheque.”
For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit www.raceforlife.org.