In the pink for Race for Life MK

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Joggers and walkers alike were in the pink at the weekend for the MK Race for Life event.

Mums, daughters, sisters, grans, aunts and friends put their best feet forward to help to raise funds for cancer charities. Gemma Kitching, Race for Life event manager in Milton Keynes, said: “We are so very grateful to all our participants, supporters and wonderful volunteers who helped make Race for Life such an amazing event.

“Now the big day is over, we are asking everyone 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.”

Research, supported by Race for Life events is helping more people survive than ever before.

But that is expensive so Cancer Research UK needs people to help raise £230,000 from their Race for Life event to support it.

Gemma said: “Many people don’t realise that their entry fee only covers the cost of staging the event. It’s the sponsorship money that really makes a difference.

“Cancer Research UK doesn’t receive any government funding for its ground-breaking work. The money local 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. With help from the people of Milton Keynes, we intend to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

To return your sponsorship visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.