Women's 'cancer slam' gets people moving to raise research money

Adele Miller invited woman to experience Race for Life's 'Cancer Slam' event where a team of dancers produced a fun and defiant dance


A cancer survivor called on shoppers to dance for life to support charity.

Adele Miller, 28, of Coxhoe, Durham, invited women to experience Race for Life’s ‘Cancer Slam’ event where a team of dancers produced a fun and defiant dance to raise awareness at Eldon Square in Newcastle.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2013 and has since been determined to rally local woman of all ages to help fight the cause.

Adele said: “The Cancer Slam epitomises what Race for Life is all about fun, friendship and woman standing together to unite in the fight against cancer.”

After finding a lump on her right breast, Adele had surgery to remove breast tissue and muscles after the cancer had spread.

Adele fought six rounds of chemotherapy followed by a course of radiotherapy treatment which she finished in January.

She said: “I was absolutely devastated when my doctor told me I had cancer, but now that I’m on the road to recovery I am going to show cancer who’s boss.

“Cancer affects so many of us and it’s thanks to research and treatment that I’m still here today. Now I want to do everything can to urge people to enter Race for Life and fight back against the disease, if you’ve not signed up yet don’t pull it off any longer, just do it.”

Event organisers stopped Newcastle shoppers on their tracks and convinced them to join the North East Dance company who were on hand to perform the Cancer Slam routine.

The Cancer Slam event has toured the country and its main aim is to promote this summer series of Race of Life events.

Last year’s Race for Life in Newcastle raised £295,193 and this year organisers need 6,300 females to take part and help raise £338,000 for vital research.

Women can walk, run or dance their way for Race of Life with a series of 5k, 10k, or Pretty Muddy events which take place at Newcastle Racecourse over the weekend of July 19 and 20.

Last year Adele’s sister Brooke did Race for Life in her name but this year Adele is taking part in the Pretty Muddy Race for Life.

You can Sponsor Adele on her just giving page www.justgiving.com/team-boobylicious193


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