COURAGEOUS cancer survivors are being invited to lead an emotional ‘Lap of Honour’ to mark the start of the city’s 24 hour Relay for Life.
The Cancer Research UK event comes to Worcester this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at RGS Grange School with people who have survived the disease and others who are under-going treatment being called on to lead the opening lap.
Hundreds of men, women and children are expected to take part in the overnight fund-raiser as teams of eight to 15 people take it in turn to walk around the track.
A range of activities are also open to competitors, with all ages being encouraged to take part and raise money to help beat more than 200 types of cancer.
Lezley Moran, volunteer chairman of Relay for Life Worcester, said: “The Survivors’ Lap of Honour is a crucial part of Relay for Life.
“It is a moving start to the weekend’s festivities as people of all ages, wearing special provided t-shirts bearing the word ‘Survivor’ step on to the track cheered on by all present.
“The Survivors Lap allows us to honour everyone who has experienced cancer and celebrate the strides that are being made to beat the disease.
“Cancer affects so many people every year. Relay for Life is a great way to support them by raising awareness and money to fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.
“This is a unique event and everyone can play a part. With the help of people in Worcester and surrounding areas we can accelerate our progress against this devastating disease.”
For more information about the event and how to get involved, e-mail [email protected] or call 07846 813854.