My Dear Friends,
It is wonderful to be back!
Last year was such a magnificent experience. We had the first 'Incredible Ladies' team running and walking and we were so happy when, thanks to your generosity, we smashed our target.
Now it turns out that we have been one of the top fund raisers of the Ipswich North 2008 run!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Your support is such an inspiration to work even harder this year. And your support is more needed than ever. Cancer Research UK uses your donations to fund vital research.
When I was a child the diagnosis of breast cancer almost always meant a death penalty after a long time of suffering. Then came a time where women were more likely to survive, but lived a live in the shadows - scarred and deprived of their womenhood with very little support and social acceptance. One just didn't talk about 'Things like those'.
Thanks to research in that area this has changed. The survival rate has increased dramatically, surgical procedures have become more sophisticated and events like Race for Life have created publicity, allowing affected women to share their experience openly between each other and with the world. Cancer Research has not just given new health to millions of women, it has given them their pride back!
And I don't care about credit crunch or other obstacles - they are there to be overcome:
This research work has to go on!
If we are all pulling together, everybody just doing a bit, we can achieve huge things! Please have a look at our 2009 Incredible Ladies for Race for Life website and consider joining us this year. It was just fantastic and if you are not up to doing it alone - well, then do it together with us!
And for the rest of it: Please, please, please help me to make the target again - well, and probably a bit more?!
Love and kisses
Rika Nauck's Fundraising Page
Fundraising for Cancer Research UK
We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner