Ladies unite to show cancer who’s boss

Local ladies and their children were among thousands of women who formed a sea of pink through Dundee in the Race for Life on Sunday.

Almost 5,000 women – including cancer survivors and people taking part in memory or celebration of their loved ones – united for 5k and 10k events.

Among them was daytime TV star Lorraine Kelly who took part in the 5K event at Camperdown Park in 

Lorraine sounded an air horn to start the event at 
11 a.m. and set off the formidable army of women determined to tell cancer who’s boss.

Lorraine said: “It was an honour starting and taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Dundee and saying ‘good luck’ to the thousands of women who came along.

“I have taken part in the events many times over 
the years and I find the whole experience very heart-
warming, inspiring and

In Dundee, 2,850 women took part in both 5K and 10K events. Last year, the participants in Dundee raised a staggering £156,000 for Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work.

Susan Johnstone, Cancer Research UK’s national event manager for Race for Life in Scotland, said: “The support we have received in Dundee and Kirkcaldy has been absolutely tremendous and we are thrilled that so many women entered Race for Life here.

“We want to say a heart-felt thanks to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers who helped make it happen.

“Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to take one last step – by returning the money they have raised so that we can go on funding much needed research.

“I feel so proud and grateful to everyone who supports Race for Life in Dundee and Kirkcaldy. What better way to fight back against cancer than by raising funds to beat the disease.”

Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an 
inspiring women-only series of events which raises 
millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by 
funding life-saving research. It’s non-competitive, and women can choose to jog, run or even dance their way around the course if they 

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK was able to spend over £30 million last year in Scotland on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.

Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its ground-breaking research but with help from the people of Scotland, the charity intends to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.