This week, Scottish Women’s Football will be supporting Cancer Research’s Race for Life. One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
All those involved in the girls’ and women’s game in Scotland are being encouraged to wear pink items of clothing to their training and to their matches this Sunday. As part of this, Cancer Research have also provided all senior players with pink shoe laces which can be worn during their next match.
Interim Executive Officer of Scottish Women’s Football, Lorna Cameron, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved in this campaign. We know that all clubs involved in the game have been impacted by Cancer in one form or another. It’s a fantastic show of unity that we can involve every single club and support Cancer Research.
“While we as staff won’t be out on the pitch on Sunday, we won’t be shying away from getting involved. All members of staff will be wearing something pink to the office this week. We greatly encourage all those involved in the game to do the same and to culminate this fantastic week by wearing their pink laces during their next match”.
Lisa Adams, Cancer Research UK’s spokeswoman in Scotland, said: “Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog, or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5K stroll, a 10K sprint or a muddy splash around a Pretty Muddy course, every step women take will help to support life-saving research.
“Pledging to take part in Race for Life is a great incentive for women to pull on their trainers and join thousands of ladies across the UK who are coming together in the fight against cancer. Money raised is helping to drive research to help beat over 200 different types of cancer- so every person, step and penny raised makes a real difference.”