Sea of pink flows through Solihull as Race for Life gets under way - The Solihull Observer

Sea of pink flows through Solihull as Race for Life gets under way

Solihull Editorial 17th Jun, 2023   0

SOLIHULL was transformed into a sea of pink as runners united against cancer to take part in the Race for Life.

Dinny Hinds, who has beaten cancer twice, was at the starting line at Malvern Park on Sunday (June 11) with her son Adrian.

They were joined by nearly 1,000 other adults and children – with many pinning moving messages on their clothes in honour of loved ones diagnosed with cancer.

The runners were sent on their way by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street who sounded the starter horn for the 3k and 5k routes.

Organisers say so far around £109,000 has been raised for Cancer Research UK.

Mr Street said: “It was an honour to have taken part the Race for Life in Solihull.

“Seeing so many people come together to beat cancer and hearing their stories was incredibly moving.”

The money raised at Race for Life enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer - helping to save more lives.

This is the 30th year of Race for Life and participants received an exclusive medal to mark the milestone.

Paula Young, Cancer Research UK’s West Midlands spokesperson, said: “We are incredibly grateful to all our participants and volunteers who turned out in force and helped raise such a fantastic amount to help us beat cancer sooner.

“We’d also like to say a special thank you to West Midlands Mayor Andy Street for taking the time out to come and support the Solihull event.

“The atmosphere at Solihull was hugely moving – full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter as people celebrated the lives of those who have survived cancer and remembered loved ones lost to the disease.”


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