Gallery: Thousands in the pink for cancer cause

Race4Life'Race for Life run at The Bowl, MK''MPMC WK23 M11

Race4Life'Race for Life run at The Bowl, MK''MPMC WK23 M11

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THOUSANDS of women took to the streets dressed in pink to help raise money for Cancer Research UK in Saturday’s annual Race for Life.

Women of all ages and from all over the city jogged, walked or ran the 5k and 10k courses in memory of friends and family who are battling, or have battled, the disease.

Each of them wore a sign on their back to give a poignant reminder of why they were taking part.

Most offered touching tributes to individual parents, sisters, brothers of friends. One simply stated, ‘For Everyone’

This year’s course saw women start at the National Bowl before completing the circuit and returning back.

Over the last few years the race has moved from its traditional home at Willen Lake to Campbell Park and now to the National Bowl.

The day began with the women congregating to take part in a mass warm up.

The colourful crowd then set off, some pushing buggies and wheelchairs, aiming to raise as much money as possible for the Cancer Research UK. This year the charity was hoping to double last year’s fundraising target of £310,000 with a target of £46 million for the UK as whole.

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