26th July 1999




Women from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be heading down to RAF Cranwell on Wednesday evening to take part in one of 54 races to raise money for research into cancer.


In the past two months thousands of women nationwide have participated in the Race for Life, including 30 ULH staff at the Humberside campus who ran and walked the 5km race in Hull last month.


On Wednesday staff from the Lincoln campus will run the 7pm race at Cranwell together with hundreds of other Lincolnshire women.


One in three women develop cancer at some point in their lives and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s work to combat the disease is only possible because of events such as the Race for Life.


Since the first race in 1994, almost 100,000 women have taken part with over £4 million raised for research into cancers affecting women.


“It’s great to see ULH staff getting involved in an issue which will affect most of us at one time or another,” said university press officer Sam Hendley. “Thanks to the enthusiasm of the women taking part, including those going to Cranwell on Wednesday, more research can be done into this devastating disease.”


If you would like to sponsor the women for Wednesday’s Race for Life, please call Jacqueline Mayer on 01522 886046.




Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk