In the Pink!

Each year Cancer Research UK organise a series of fundraising events around the UK under the banner of, Race for Life. Although it’s not a race, as such, many prefer to walk the 5k circuit, for them it’s not the actual winning that’s important, but the taking part.

pretty in pink

Pretty in Pink, © copyright 2009 John Powell BPE3

It’s been seven years, almost to the day, that Wendy, my wife, was told she had breast cancer. The care and support given to her at that time was second to none.  Although Wendy missed out on the 5k race last year, she was determined to take part this time round, not only to raise cash for the charity, but to remember loved ones, who were less fortunate in their battle against Cancer.


Wendy & Lucy with their Medals, © copyright 2009 John Powell BPE3

Wendy was taking part, along with 2000 other women, most of them dress in Pink, in the race at West Park, Wolverhampton. Although the weather was a little unsettled at the start, it didn’t stop any of them from having a good time.


Afro-a-go-go, © copyright 2009 John Powell BPE3

Even though this is a fun event, it’s also a very emotional one too. Some took part in memory of others, some as a tribute to survivors while several were just doing it for themselves.


For Each Other, © copyright 2009 John Powell BPE3

The good news is organisers from the two West Park races are expected to raise £220.000 for Cancer Research UK. Wendy, I’m please to say, raise £200 and is looking forward to doing it all again next year.