One in three people will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives. Isn't that a shocking statistic?
Up to recently, I've been one of the lucky ones. Cancer has never touched my life - I haven't lost any of my family to it, I don't know anyone who has suffered or recovered from the illness, in fact if I'm totally honest, it is not something I've really thought about.
When I had my recent lump scare, my whole outlook changed. Thankfully I got the all clear, but it suddenly made me see things differently, and appreciate how lives and whole families can be affected by this.
This year Tesco and Cancer Research UK will be joining forces to recruit one million women for Race for Life events all over the UK and raise an amazing £80 million towards the fight to beat cancer. 2011 marks the 10th year that Tesco has been sponsoring this national event and to encourage mums daunted by the 5k challenge they have teamed up with Buggyfit to offer a limited number of free fitness classes.
There are also some great tips by Paula Radcliffe who knows a thing or two about running after childbirth!
Log on here to find out about your local Race for Life and join thousands of other women raising money for Cancer Research. You can walk, jog or run and many of the routes are suitable for buggies.
This is a sponsored post.