Pretty in pink for cancer charity

Cancer Research UK area events manager Olivia Molitr, left, and marketing and communications manager Natalie Max, visited Boston to gather support for the Race for Life event. DD
Cancer Research UK area events manager Olivia Molitr, left, and marketing and communications manager Natalie Max, visited Boston to gather support for the Race for Life event. DD

‘PINK ladies’ were in Boston town centre last week to officially launch the local Race for Life event in June.

Two women from Cancer Research UK’s events team were a vibrant presence in the Market Place on Tuesday. They were in town drum up support for the fundraising race and to give out information on how participation in the event can help other women to beat cancer.

Olivia Molitor, area events manager for the charity, said: “We got some great responses from the public and shops and we are hoping to organise some more events in the town in the run up to the event.”

The 5k Boston Race For Life is set to take place from the Princess Royal Sports Arena, in Great Fen Road, Boston, from 11am on Sunday, June 12.

Last year more than 1,500 women took part in the Boston event and attracted participants of all ages and abilities - including pensioners and pregnant women.

Together they raised a whopping £80,306 for the charity.

Those taking part in this year’s event can walk, jog or sprint the 5k course.

There will be refreshments and toilets at the start and finish area of the course, along with stalls and activities for the whole family.

Dogs are allowed at the venue which is also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users with assistance.

Cancer Research UK is entirely funded by the public and relies on the support to continue to make progress and give hope to people affected by cancer.

l To register to take part in this year’s Race For Life visit www.raceforlife.org.