Cancer Research UK: Race for Life 2008

Brighton women responded in their thousands to Cancer Research UK’s invitation to join them at Race for Life 2008 in Stanmer Park last weekend. The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Gary Peltzer Dunn was on hand to start the first race and also congratulate the runners on the finish line.

The hugely successful event saw nearly 7,000 women get together to walk, jog or run 5k and raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life saving work. But before calling time on this year’s event, organisers are asking those who took part to help them smash the fundraising target of £562,000.

Sussex Race for Life event manager, Carly Gibbs, said: “The women of Brighton deserve a really big thank you for creating such a great atmosphere and helping make the event so special. I hope everyone who took part in Race for Life at Stanmer Park really enjoyed themselves – everyone was in a party mood on the day and it looked like everyone had a fantastic time.

“By taking part in Race for Life the women of Brighton pledged their support to help us beat cancer – a disease that will affect one-in-three people in the UK at some stage in their lives. But this will only be possible if we raise enough money to help fund more of our life-saving research.

“The event itself may be over, but now it is vital that everyone makes one final effort by returning their sponsorship money as soon as possible to help us cross the fundraising finish line.”

Well done ladies – we are all very proud of your achievements!

Comments about this page

  • My mother died of breast cancer and as a survivor myself, I feel we must all do all we can to beat this terrible disease.

    By Carol Zukor (01/07/2008)
  • Excellent and moving event. I have some additional pictures here – http://brightonpeople.wordpress.com

    By Mike (07/07/2009)

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