Hundreds of men, women and children took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Penzance last night in order to raise money for the charity and organisers of the event are sending a heart-felt message of thanks to everyone who took part and their sponsors.
Ruth Chamings, Cancer Research UK’s Penzance event manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to people like the mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates of Penzance who joined the fight at Race for Life.
“By taking part and raising money, our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into new, better treatments for patients in Cornwall and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event on Wednesday.
“The atmosphere on the evening was hugely moving – full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter – as people came together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived. Race for Life offers a unique opportunity for like-minded people to unite against a disease that affects us all in some way.
“Now we’re asking everyone who took part, and all the friends, family and colleagues who pledged to sponsor them, to return the money they’ve raised as soon as possible. Money raised – whether it’s £10 or £100 – will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.”