Newcastle Dental Team Joins Hundreds to Raise Money at Race For Life
Members of the team at The Clinique Dental Practice in Newcastle, Staffordshire, took part in the Race for Life at Trentham Gardens in order to raise money for cancer charities and remember loved ones who have been lost to the deadly disease.
Claire Johnson was joined by colleagues to run in memory of friends and colleagues who have battled cancer and the group raised around £200.
The event, which takes place all over the country, attracted large crowds, most of whom were dressed in pink or sporting fancy dress to raise awareness of breast cancer, one of the UK’s most common female cancers.
Among the runners was Julie Magee, who was coming to terms with her mother’s death when she found out her father was diagnosed with cancer. Julie completed the 5 kilometre course for the first time after admitting that she had a very hard year. She said that she would never really get over losing her mum, but her dad seemed to be doing ok, and she was grateful for the opportunity to take part in the incredible event.
Helen Challinor was another of the runners and was diagnosed with breast cancer in February last year; after treatment including chemotherapy, is now in remission. Helen said that she had wanted to take part in the run last year but was too ill. She added that she knew many friends who had lost loved ones to cancer and she wanted to run for them, as well as for herself. She is already planning to take part in next year’s event.
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