runners in pretty muddy sea of pink event

Reaseheath College in Nantwich turned into a sea of pink when hundreds of women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Pretty Muddy event.

More than 950 mums, daughters, sisters and friends showed their commitment to the cause as they came together in one cause.

Organisers of the 5km event say they were delighted at the number of people who took part and raised valuable funds for life-saving research.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5km, 10km, Pretty Muddy, Marathon and Hiking events which raises millions of pounds every year to find new ways to tackle cancer.

Polly O’Gorman, Cancer Research UK’s North West Events Manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to the women of Cheshire running, jogging or walking at Race for Life.

“Our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into better treatments for patients in Cheshire and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part.

“The atmosphere was electric – full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter – as hundreds of like-minded ladies came together to unite in the fight against cancer.

“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.

“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.

“Money raised – whether it’s £10 or £100 – will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.”

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One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, but more people are surviving the disease than ever before.

Cancer survival has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Dr Áine McCarthy, Cancer Research UK’s Senior Science Communications Officer, said: “We want to see people with every type of cancer, including those that are hard to treat, have the best chance of surviving their disease and living a long, healthy life afterwards.

“The advances we’ve made since Race for Life started in 1994 show we are moving in the right direction.

“Thanks to new treatments and improvements in early diagnosis, more people are surviving cancer today than ever before.

“But too many lives are still lost.

“There are hundreds of types of cancer and we need continued investment in research to help us find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them all.

“That’s why we need everyone who took part in Race for Life at Reaseheath College to take the vital last step by returning their sponsorship money so that our scientists, doctors and nurses can continue to make vital strides forward in research.”

Sponsorship money can be paid in online, by phone, by cheque or in person at a Cancer Research UK shop.

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit

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