Student Dental Nurse Encourages People To Take On Race For Life To Raise Money For Cancer Research

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A student dental nurse has encouraged people to take on the Race for Life in order to raise as much money as possible for cancer research.

20 year old Abigail Cooper, a student nurse from Bugbrooke, is encouraging people to get involved in her local Race for Life in Northampton on June 9th. Abigail was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma last year after visiting her GP with a swollen face and pain in her chest and back. Tests revealed that a tumour was pressing on a major artery in the heart and she needed six months of chemotherapy treatment.

Race for Life is a national event, which is run to raise money for cancer research. Abigail will be taking part in the race in Abington Park this June and she is calling for people to join her to raise money to find research projects, which could help to save thousands of lives.

Abigail said that more people are being diagnosed with cancer, but survival rates are increasing all the time thanks to advances in treatment, which are made possible by research. Abigail said that she was very grateful for the work of researchers, which has helped her to beat her illness and she hopes that many people will join her to walk or run the race and hopefully beat cancer for good.

It is traditional for participants to wear pink and many people run in memory of people they have lost to cancer; you do not have to be a fitness fanatic to take part as the race is short and you can go at your own pace. Simon Burley, from Cancer ResearchUK, said that the race is a great way to support cancer charities, but also to remember loved ones and meet other people who have been affected by cancer.

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