Race For Life – Mother & Daughter team :)

This year is the first year I’ve will be doing the Race For Life since I’ve had Kayleigh and Ethan but I’m not doing it alone. This year Kayleigh is coming with me 🙂

As a family we might not be able to donate to lots of charities but where we can we try to help in one way or another and this year I really wanted to take part in the Race For Life again. I decided though to see if Kayleigh wanted to do it with me, a little bit of mummy daughter time whilst raising money for such a great cause.

Cancer affects pretty much everyone in their life time, whether it be them, a friend or family member or just someone they know. So I think its amazing that this event is held yearly to help Cancer Research in the work they do.

Let me give you a bit more information from The Race For Life Team:

Every two minutes someone in the UK is told they have cancer. Ladies, let’s walk, jog or run Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2012 to help more of them survive.

In 2012 we want more women, raising more money for more triumphs against cancer. Take part for you, for a loved one, for everyone affected by cancer and enter your local 5K or 10K Race for Life now at: http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/ or call on 0871 641 111

No matter how much or how little you can afford to give, every little bit really does help, just take a look at this:

How your money can help

Did you know that 80p in every pound you raise goes directly towards our work to beat cancer? Here are some examples of how your contribution – big or small – can help:

£10 could buy 300 glass slides for studying cells and tumour samples in detail under the microscope.

£30 could buy around 250 plastic Petri dishes. They’re an essential resource for thousands of scientists who are working hard to understand cancer.

£54 could buy 22 thermometers (range -10°C to 110°C) – indispensable for many experiments that need to be performed at very precise temperatures.

£94 could cover the cost for one woman to take part in a clinical trial aiming to improve survival for post-menopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.

£123 could fund one cancer information nurse for a day. Our experienced cancer information nurses provide a confidential service for anyone with concerns about cancer.

£260 could buy a sophisticated microarray, a powerful piece of technology, helping scientists to scrutinise thousands of genes in a single experiment, and identify which are switched on in cancer.

£677 could cover the cost of one person taking part in a clinical trial testing chemotherapy before and after surgery, and the antibody drug Vectibix, to improve survival for bowel cancer patients.

£1,000 could cover around 22 day’s running expenses for an important lab project into a type of children’s cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. The study aims to identify molecules that are involved in driving tumour growth, and this could lead to improved treatments so that more children survive the disease in the future.

So now you know what Kayleigh & I will be doing to raise some funds, what about you? Are you taking part this year or in any other charity fund-raisers? Feel free to share 🙂

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