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Nurses get ready to take on the Ironbridge Half Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Eight Nurses who worked with the late of Rachel Wilkes take on The Ironbridge Half Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Team – Rachels Angels from Shropshire are training to take on the challenge of the Ironbridge Half Marathon. On March 25th 2018, Tracy Starling,Tracie Wright,Naomi White Elaine Eccleston,Nicky Brieirley,Jenny Parker,Tracy Lote and Sarah Moody will not only run 13 miles, but will also raise much needed funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

We have chosen to support the charity because Rachel sadly passed away last November as a result of Pancreatic Cancer ,she was 42. Sarah said: “We are raising money in memory of a work colleague but more importantly she was a friend ,full of life, love and laughter. Each one of us has a funny story to tell about her. Such happy memories someone taken away far too soon. Pancreatic Cancer is tough to diagnose and tough to treat. For decades it is known that minimal investment has gone into pancreatic cancer research. Although times are changing Pancreatic Cancer UK cannot do this alone, there is much work still to do and joining the fight against pancreatic cancer by fundraising is imperative.’

Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in the UK and is predicted to become the fourth largest cancer killer, overtaking breast cancer, by 2030. Pancreatic Cancer UK is the only national charity fighting the disease on all fronts, by offering support and information, campaigning on behalf of patients and families, and funding crucial research into the disease.

Leeann Wilmer, Head of Events, Community and Individual Giving at Pancreatic Cancer UK, said: “We are delighted Rachels Angels is taking part in the Ironbridge Half Marathon and that they have chosen to support Pancreatic Cancer UK. We would like to wish Rachels Angels the very best of luck. The funds raised by the team will help us provide crucial support and information to people with pancreatic cancer and their families, such as our free Support Line, as well as funding innovative and vital research into the disease.”

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