CRUK: Race for Life

Race for Life is the UK’s biggest fight against cancer and the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK. Since Race for Life started in 1994, an incredible six millions participants have raised over £457 million, more than any other UK event series raising money to fund cancer research.

On Sunday the 22nd July 2012 in Prospect Park, Reading, myself and 5 friends will be running together to support Cancer Research UK.

The 6 of us will be running together as part of the “Snouse” which consists of Char @CharStow, Daisy @DAISYBINKS, Oli @OlsStephens, Meg @MeganGodber, Emily @Emilysophiehart and me @EmmaTully. We met in our first year of uni at Nottingham Trent University. We lived in a house together during our second year, which was erratically named the Snouse. We’d love to tell you why it was called the Snouse and why we still refer to ourselves as the Snouse – but there really is no logical reason why! It was just a name that popped out of thin air when we went through a “phase” of adding ‘sn’ to the beginning of words…

Since then, I can assure you that we have grown up a little. Char recently finished a 9 month internship at The River Group in Covent Garden, where she worked as a New Business Assistant. Since finishing she has started up her own blog, all about nail varnish, have a look here Daisy has just finished a 3 year Graphic Design degree, check out her Tumblr here. Oli or Olivia, is working as a Marketing and Events Admin Assistant at Perfect Motion Sports Marketing in Nottingham. Meg has also just complete her final year at university, where she studied Decorative Arts. She spent most of her time working with vast materials producing unique and contemporary fascinators – have a look here. Emily is the hardest worker of us all, and has received a First Class Honors degree for her efforts as a Fashion Design Student to proof it! I am currently working in London as an Events & Marketing Coordinator for FC Business Intelligence.

Follow each of us on Twitter to find out what we’re up to as well as to show your support in the lead up to the event.

Some Race for Life women take part in celebration of surviving a cancer experience, others take part in memory of a loved one or to give hope to a cancer-free future. But most importantly everybody shares a common goal: to raise money for Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work and to help save more lives.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. The charity’s ground-breaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. This work is funded entirely by the public.

Each of us feels close to the charity as we have all either known someone who has sadly lost their battle with cancer, who is going through it now as well as those who have defeated it. On each occasion, Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress. In the last forty years, Cancer Research UK has seen survival rates double. Supporting research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses; together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to beat cancer.

As a group we have set ourselves the task of raising £2000. With your help we can reach this amount in no time at all. Visit our fundraising page today and donate as little or as much as you’d like. We appreciate every single penny!

We’d love you to support us on the day as well, so feel free to join us at Prospect Park, Reading, Sunday the 22nd of July from 3pm. Click play on the video below to see what Race for Life is all about.

Thank you!