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Fuller's London Pride Family Walk Appeals For Support
The 18th annual 10km Fuller’s London Pride will take place on Sunday 23rd June in support of Cancer Research UK with all funds going directly Hammersmith Hospital, part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
The organisers are hoping to encourage more people than ever to participate to raise funds through taking part and through raising sponsorship. Keen runners, fun runners and walkers alike can take part for someone they know who has suffered from cancer.
Awards will be presented at the annual ‘Thank you Evening’ to the Citius (Fastest), Altius (Highest), Fortius (Strongest).
The route follows the picturesque Thames path over Chiswick and Hammersmith Bridges starting and ending at the Griffin Brewery. It is hoped that families, friends and participants of every age group and running ability will take part.
Walkers and runners are all required to pay £10 to enter. Registration can be either online or by phone: www.londonpride10k.org.uk Tel: 08701 602 040
Lucie Barney, Area Volunteer Manager, explains why they want to offer people the opportunity to make a personal tribute by taking part this year: “Regrettably cancer affects every family in some way. We know that most people who take part in the annual Walk and Fun Run here in west London do so because they are personally touched by the impact of cancer. And many affected have been treated locally at Hammersmith Hospital.”
The walk starts at 10am with runners setting off at 11am. Afterwards there will be many attractions in Homefields Park next to the brewery. Participants will be greeted at the end with a complimentary drink from sponsors Fullers. An organic BBQ is planned, massages for aching limbs, live music, and lots of stalls and fair-like attractions. Scientists from Hammersmith Hospital will be there on the day to explain a little more about their research and will be extracting DNA from strawberries to demonstrate some of the techniques used.
This year their support is more important than ever as the current harsh economic climate is resulting in cuts affecting the work of Cancer Research UK. However there is still a wide range of areas of research at Hammersmith including understanding why some cancers become resistant to drug treatment for example in breast, lung and ovarian cancers. They are also continuing work developing and testing new treatments, investigating how breast cancer cells respond to chemotherapy drugs and monitoring and treating breast cancers as they spread, particularly to the bone.
May 1, 2013