A team from Solutions 4 Health will be running around and getting muddy all for a great cause on 16th July at Prospect Park, Reading.
Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. It’s a sobering statistic, but the sort of fact that we should all be aware of, and for many it’s the motivation to get involved in fund-raising to help in the fight to defeat cancer. For many others, when the disease has touched their family or loved ones, there’s often a more personal reason to help in the battle.
Cancer Research UK are world leaders in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, but the charity receives no Government funding for their research. Instead they rely the money raised through sponsorship. The charity’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer, and this is where our team comes in. It is from the support through events like this that helps to fund the groundbreaking work and help more people survive cancer.
With this in mind, we’re really proud that members of our team have decided not only to compete in this year’s event, but also raise the bar even higher by actually going for the ‘Race for Life Pretty Muddy’ event next month. For those who don’t know, this entails not only the determination to complete the course, but also to traverse, climb, jump and slide through a series of obstacles and tasks guaranteed to leave the participants caked in mud!
Our Office Manager, Denise, took part in the event last year and summed it up by saying it was, “hard work, but good fun.” Adding that it was also “very, very muddy!”
Lizzie has completed the Race for Life on previous occasions – twice when dressed as a cigarette, but not the Pretty Muddy event, so this year will be a novel experience for her, as it will be for Iwona who acted as a support for Lizzie a few years ago, when she was in her ‘cigarette’ costume, and needed a guide.
Emma has also completed a number of Race for Life events in the past but, as with Lizzie and Iwona, this year’s will be her first ‘muddy’ one. She also has a special incentive to get involved this year though, after recently losing a friend to cancer, and also being friends with a number of breast cancer survivors of a similar age. Emma is confident the team will surpass the target they’ve set.
Like so many of us, members of the team have had their lives touched by cancer, so if you’d like to support them in their efforts here’s a link to the page: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/solutions-4-health.