Over 2,000 women joined the annual Race For Life at North Weald Airfield on Wednesday 11 July. Mums, aunties, sisters-in-law and friends of all ages came together to join the fight against cancer and raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.
Chairman of Epping Forest District Council Councillor Brian Rolfe and Kalin Thomas-Lambert, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia back in 2010, started the race. The runners, many wearing pink, braved the very wet conditions with good spirits. This year there were two distances – either five or ten kilometres.
Councillor Brian Rolfe said: “It was a very emotional evening, with many people racing in memory of loved ones they have lost to cancer, as well as those who have survived it. The atmosphere on the evening was wonderful, even though the weather wasn’t.”
Sponsorship money can be returned online at raceforlife.org by calling 0871 641 1111 or by sending a cheque payable to Cancer Research UK to Race for Life PO Box 442, Northampton, NN3 6UU.