Large Northamptonshire fundraising group take on hardcore 10K run for pancreatic cancer charity
The Wilde Wolves, a fifty-strong fundraising team from across the county, battled their way across woods, obstacles, lakes and fields (WOLF) in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action. The group weren’t afraid to get muddy, wet and bruised to raise over £7500 for the charity.
They were among 6,000 people running the off-road 10k wolf run in Leamington on Sunday 8th September.
Sue Whitling, a Crick-based personal trainer who persuaded so many people to take part, said: “We all wanted to be involved to raise money in support of our lovely friend, Dane Wilde, who has terminal pancreatic cancer. This is such a hard time for him and his family so we hope the support everyone is showing will offer some comfort to them over the next few months.
“Everyone, including Dane’s wife Charlie, had a great time running, climbing, sliding, laughing and crying,” continues Sue. “We got rather muddy but all with great big smiles on our faces. Dane was there to see us all over the finishing line - also with a huge smile on his face.”
At the present time, only 3% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive beyond five years. Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action and a rare 6+ year survivor of the illness, said: “We are delighted that so many people gave their time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action. Thank you to all the Wilde Wolves for taking part in this challenging run.
”As a charity, we rely on the generosity of the public to help us continue our vital work. Please back the Wilde Wolves in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. Their fundraising page is still open if you wish to show your support; http://www.justgiving.com/teams/WildeWolves.”
To find out more, please visit http://pancreaticcanceraction.org or call 0303 040 1770.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Action, on Thursday 12 September, 2013. For more information visit http://www.pressat.co.uk/
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