A TEACHER has made an emotional plea for women to sign up for a charity race.
Alexandra Lawson-Moore is taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Chester Race for Life in memory of her mum and wants other women to join her.
The 34-year-old Connah’s Quay High English teacher said: “My message is to every woman to get involved in Race for Life regardless of their fitness level.
“This is my first Race for Life but I’m sure it will be the first of many.
“I have heard from so many people what a great day it is.
“It seems the atmosphere is joyful and a real celebration of women coming together to raise money for Cancer Research UK.”
Alexandra’s mum, Kim Moore, of Buckley, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in March 2008 and died last September of what was liver cancer.
She died four weeks before Alexandra’s first baby, Kimberly-Eve, known as Eve, was born. Her funeral was held on Eve’s due date.
Alexandra, of Aberllanerch Drive, Buckley, said: “Mum had been to two scans with me which she was delighted to attend.
“I do wish my mum had been alive for the birth but it is some consolation she was able to attend these scans.
“I love my mum very much and I miss her every single day.
“I’m proud of my mum and I’m proud to be helping Race for Life.
“I would also ask people to sponsor someone they know who is doing this event so the charity can raise as much money as possible.
“I would like a future where there is greater hope for those diagnosed with cancer for recovery.
“I can never bring mum back, but the more money that is raised the better the future looks for others diagnosed with cancer.
“If anyone is reading this and knew my mum and would like to sponsor me they can do so online.”
To sign up for the Chester Race for Life, go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 2272. Sponsor Alexandra at www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/alexandralawsonmoore.