26th April 2007

 

UNIVERSITY TEAM FIGHT CANCER TOGETHER

 

Cancer affects everyone. Whether it’s a close relative, a friend of a friend or you hear about in the news. The sad stories and happy endings of cancer sufferers are everywhere. This is why a University of Lincoln lecturer has organised a team of women to take part in this year’s Race for Life.

 

Angela Bayfield, FE Lecturer in Animal Health and Veterinary Nursing, has organised a team of around 15 university staff members to run, jog or walk Lincoln’s Race for Life at the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday 13th May.

 

The university team will be wearing University of Lincoln t-shirts donated to them by the Students’ Union and raising as much money as they can. Angela said: “I have no set target personally, because every little helps. Whatever we raise as a team and as individuals for cancer research will be welcomed.”

 

Each woman who takes part in the race has their own reason for doing it. Angela said: “I do the race each year for a number of reasons. Firstly, my partner’s mother has just been given the all clear after fighting breast cancer last year. My uncle passed away after a long fight with cancer and a close friend has also suffered breast cancer.

 

“I love the atmosphere of the race day. Thousands of women united against a common enemy that has affected each and every one of them to varying degrees. The support from the crowd is always phenomenal.

 

“It is a rewarding and very emotional experience and shows that everybody has a story. I will race every year.”

 

To sponsor Angela and her team please call Angela on 01522 895495 or email abayfield@lincoln.ac.uk. To find out more about Race for Life or to enter a race visit www.raceforlife.org

 

 

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Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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