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Army of women in pink pound streets of Hull

An army of women in pink have been pounding the streets of Hull today as they take part in this year's Race For Life,

The five kilometre race set off from Queens Gardens for a lap around the city centre. Thousands of women ran, jogged and walked the Hull race, now in its nineteenth year, to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The funds will be put towards the charity's continuing mission to find a cure for the disease.

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Calendar presenter gets 'pretty muddy' for charity

Calendar presenter Christine Talbot got 'pretty muddy' today as she took on a charity challenge.

Along with thousands of other women, Christine took park in a 5k obstacle course at Temple Newsam to raise money for Cancer Research UK. And to make sure there was no escape, Calendar co-presenter Duncan Wood, volunteered to be one of the events mud slingers. See the evidence below.

Race For Life events in Yorkshire officially launched

This year's Race For Life events in Yorkshire have been officially launched at the Meadowhall shopping complex this morning.

Race for Life events in Yorkshire officially launced at Meadowhall Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Organisers have been persuading women and children to sign up to take part in the races which raise money for Cancer a Research UK.

The first of this year's events will be held on Sunday, May the 17th at Meadowhall and Wakefield.

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Cancer survivor Rachel is guest of honour at Race For Life

Rachel Titherington Credit: Cancer Research UK

A cancer survivor from Huddersfield is fighting back against the disease by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and will be the guest of honour at the first of two 5k Race for Life events in the town today.

Rachel Titherington, 25, is urging mums, daughters, sisters and friends to join her and the army of women determined to take on cancer by entering one of the Race for Life 5k event at the Leeds Playing Fields in Huddersfield.

Rachel Titherington Credit: Cancer Research UK

Rachel, of Crossland Moor, was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin lymphoma- a cancer of the lymphatic system- just weeks after completing her first ever Race for Life.

“Last year when I did Race for Life I'd already found the lump in my neck, but was awaiting my referral for further tests - it was so strange to be at the event and all the time thinking I might have cancer myself.” said Rachel.

In August Rachel underwent surgery to have the lump removed at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax and following the surgery received the devastating news that she had Hodgkin lymphoma.

Rachel Titherington undergoing chemotherapy treatment Credit: Cancer Research UK

She then began six months of chemotherapy treatment at the young adult unit at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. Midway through this treatment scans showed that Rachel had lumps in her neck, chest, pelvis and stomach but fortunately the treatment was working to reduce them.

Rachel completed her treatment in January this year and was given the all clear. She continues to go for checkups every three months to make sure the cancer hasn’t returned.

She added: “Taking part in Race for Life this year, is my way of hitting cancer where it hurts. I’m so grateful for the research that’s helped me and now I want to help others by supporting Cancer Research UK’s work.”

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