You have it in you to join Falkirk cancer fight

Falkirk women took on the challenge last year
Falkirk women took on the challenge last year

A Falkirk woman fighting cancer for the second time has urged people to sign up for this year’s Race for Life at Callendar Park.

The annual five-kilometre women’s fun run raises money for Cancer Research UK and takes place on Sunday, June 9.

Runners wishing to take part have until June 6 to register.

Lynn Cruickshanks (52) is urging mums, daughters, grannies, sisters, friends and workmates to join the ‘pink army’ who have already signed up.

Mum-of-one Lynn, from Falkirk, was diagnosed with melanoma in 1995.

Then in February last year she was devastated when she was diagnosed with breast cancer after going for a routine mammogram. Lynn, a logistics controller, had surgery followed by four months of chemotherapy from June to October last year and two months of radiotherapy.

But she’s still taking part in the Falkirk Race for Life alongside daughter Laura (21).

Hamish Moir, event manager, said: “Race for Life is non-competitive, so there’s no need to worry about being fit or fast. It doesn’t matter if you walk or jog around the course.

We are absolutely thrilled that so many women wil be taking part but we still have places left so we urge women to sign up as soon as possible.”

In 2012, more than 1500 women took part in Race for Life in Falkirk and helped raise an incredible £93,711 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

This year, the charity hopes just as many will sign up and raise even more money.

To register, visit