Local MP Mark Hunter helps to support Cancer Research

June 18, 2008 11:24 AM
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Mark joins in relay for life

Cheadle Constituency MP Mark Hunter attended the Cancer Research UK's Relay for Life at Stockport RUFC in Bramhall this Saturday. Mr Hunter turned out to support the charity's event in his village, and chatted to the participants as he joined in for a lap.

The Relay for Life is run every year by Cancer Research UK, and last year raised over £25,000 in Stockport alone. As well as raising money though, the event gives the community the chance to celebrate the lives of those touched by cancer and to raise money to bring hope for the future.

Mr Hunter says "I'm always really proud to support efforts like the Relay for Life here in our local area. Cancer Research does fantastic work locally and across the country, and the more we can do to support it the better. Cancer is obviously a very emotional topic - almost every one of us knows someone who has been affected by it. This is what makes events like Relay for Life all the more important; that people can come together to help overcome terrible adversity."

Bramhall residents were also able to talk to Cancer Research experts at Relay for Life, whose job it is to give advice to people on how to live with cancer, how to spot its development early, and hopefully for some, how to help avoid it entirely.

More details of Relay for Life can be found at

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay/

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