Dedication makes all the difference

Dedication makes all the difference

Speed isn't everything

Speed isn’t everything

Last Saturday we held our third annual runNTU event on the Clifton campus at Nottingham Trent. The start and finish line was a stone’s throw from the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre . Over 300 runners of all ages and abilities registered to take part in the day and played their part in raising over £6,000 for the work at the centre.  Our national champion cheerleaders turned up to cheer on the runners.

Cheering on the runners.

Cheering on the runners.

It was a fantastic day, with a sea of smiling faces, fancy dress and pink event T shirts – even the weather was very kind to us – but what struck me most on the day was the dedication involved.

It takes dedication to put a day like runNTU on, fortunately we had a great team of volunteers who gave their time, rolled up their sleeves and helped to make the day happen.

It takes dedication to run the race. For many of those who took part it was their first ever run. We heard stories from people who signed up with no running experience who were determined to make it round the course. Some of the small children who ran in this race were perfect embodiments of this – nothing would stop them!

It takes dedication for those running to fundraise for the centre by asking their family and friends for support.

Our scientists are dedicated to finding new treatments for cancer. Many have personal experience of how this disease has impacted their families and friends so have committed their lives to this vital work. They are making great strides forward. The results of your dedication in running and donating helps equips them with the resources they need to succeed.

Together, our dedication makes a difference!

Fancy dress optional

Fancy dress optional

Thanks to Steve Knott our Alumni & Community Giving Officer for producing the event and this blog.

 


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