Run­ners join forces to fight can­cer battle

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters - Kenny Smith

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang res­i­dents were think­ing pink ear­lier this month.

A num­ber of lo­cals took part in the Race For Life, to raise money for Can­cer Re­search, which started and fin­ished on Glas­gow Green.

Peo­ple of all ages made their way round the 5K course, around Glas­gow city cen­tre, and each had their own rea­son for do­ing it.

Some were tak­ing part to cel­e­brate their beat­ing can­cer, while oth­ers were do­ing it to re­mem­ber their loved ones.

Many of the peo­ple tak­ing part were spon­sored to com­plete the course, and one group of Ruther­glen women were tak­ing part in a dif­fer­ent way.

Ch­eryl Bur­nett said: “We had a fan­tas­tic day at the Race For Life! My­self, Karen Wat­son, Naomi Watt and ev­ery­one from Eclipse pow­er­hoop, pow­er­hooped the whole 5k for char­ity. Amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence!”

A group of friends, Angie’s Army, all from Ruther­glen, took part in the Race For Life.

Adele McIn­tye said: “Angie’s army is a group of fam­ily and friends. We are called this as my friend Angie McShane was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2013 . Angie has now been clear of can­cer for a year, and her army is get­ting stronger and stronger! We will keep on fight­ing can­cer.”

Work­ing to­gether

Ruther­glen mem­bers of Angie’s Army, who took part in the Race for Life

Smiles at the end Some of Angie’s An­gels - Angie McIn­tyre, Jackie McGuire, Adele McShane and Kirsty Moore (right)

Great out­doors Kim Palmer and Janette Stevenson took part in the Race For Life

ReadyR to race Jackie McGuire, Tyler Fer­gu­son, Kirsty Moor and Adele McIn­tyre were just four of Angie’s An­gels (left)

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