5th June 2000

 

UNIVERSITY JOINS NATIONAL RACE FOR LIFE

 

Women from both campuses of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are joining thousands of others across the country taking part in the Race for Life to raise money for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

 

In what is fast becoming an annual event, staff from ULH are now signing up to join the races at Hull and RAF Cranwell near Lincoln. Last year more than 30 members of staff took part, helping to raise thousands of pounds to help the charity fight cancer.

 

The races are just five kilometres in length so tremendous fitness is not required. “The idea is that everyone can join in and there is the option of walking instead of running,” said university press officer Sam Hendley, who will be taking part for the first time this year.

 

One in three people in the UK develop cancer at some point in their lives, with one in four of sufferers dying from the disease.

 

The Race for Life is a national series of fundraising runs and walks exclusively for women, raising money into research into cancers which affect women.

 

“It’s great to see women at the university getting together to help fight cancer, because it is something that touches so many people’s lives,” said Sam. 

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk