Mum beats cancer and helps others by taking part in Rugby Race for Life

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A woman who beat cancer is helping other people with the disease by taking part in Rugby’s Race for Life.

Determined Elaine Hall, 56, has crossed the race finish line before - despite going through chemotherapy.

This time she is fighting fit and is encouraging others to sign up for the annual fundraiser on July 14.

Elaine said: “Events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.

“By sponsoring me, we can unite and create a force that cancer can’t ignore.”

Her daughter Charlene, who lives in Rugby, is rightly proud of her mother and her positive attitude since diagnosis.

“Mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2005,” she said.

“It was such a shock to us all and makes you realise how precious and short life is.”

Treatment was a success and Elaine has come back fighting.

Charlene said: “In 2007 mum was strong enough to take part in Race for Life.

“It was towards the end of her chemotherapy and she was very determined to do it.”

She said crossing the finishing line was an emotional moment.

Charlene is now appealing for sponsors for her team, who have got together to raise funds and lose weight.

“We’re appealing for sponsors - however big or small,” she said.

“Cancer is such a horrible disease that affects so many lives. We are all looking to lose weight and raise as much money as possible and we have all joined to keep each other motivated.”

“Also all of us have been affected by cancer in some way,”

“I’m so happy to taking part in Race for Life with my mum again.”

The sponsor Elaine’s team, visit



Rugby women are being urged to join forces and show cancer who is boss by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2014. Event organisers are calling on mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends, encouraging them to sign up as soon as possible. Women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes can play their part in the fight against the dreadful disease by entering Race for Life 5k or 10k events in Rugby, on Sunday, July 13, 2014, starting at 11.30am. Contact the Race for Life team on 0845 600 6050.