A FUNDRAISER inspired by her mum is asking Chester women to put their best foot forward for charity.
Anne Bartley, of Tarvin, is urging women to sign up to Cancer Research UK’s 5k Race for Life in Chester on June 24.
Thirty-five-year-old Anne lost her mum, Carolyn Hall-Wright, to bladder cancer.
In 2008, Carolyn found blood in her urine and after undergoing tests discovered she had bladder cancer.
In July 2009, Carolyn’s bladder was removed.
She recovered well from the operation but by May 2010 she had started to limp and was struggling to walk.
She returned to the doctors and after an MRI scan the family were given the devastating news that the cancer had spread and there was no cure.
Carolyn died in November 2010, aged 65.
Anne, originally from Nottingham, now lives in Chester with her two children aged two and six.
She said: “It was an absolutely horrific time for all of us and once my mum received the diagnosis that her cancer was terminal the time just went so quickly.
“It was devastating.
“We don’t want other families to go through what we have been through and that’s why we like to get involved with events like Race for Life.
“Race for Life is a really important event for us – and by taking part it feels like my mum’s memory will live on.
“She was a wonderful mum and we will never ever forget her.”
Cancer Research UK’s Chester events manager Laura Taylor said: “We know many women want to take part in Race for Life but are worried they won’t be able to complete the course.
“We want to reassure them Race for Life is not about being fast or fit. Instead, it’s a celebration of sisterhood and hope.”
To enter Race for Life, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.