Elaine McGladdery and Sarah Major danced the night away at Peter Kay’s Dance for Life at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on Saturday 13th May in aid of Cancer Research UK and Pancreatic Cancer Action.
The Dance for Life event is a night of music and dancing for 3 hours with the DJ being Peter Kay. All the proceeds from the night are donated to Cancer Research UK but Elaine and Sarah were also raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action through sponsorship.
They were raising money in memory of Elaine’s mum, Doreen McGladdery, who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer just over 20 years ago.
Elaine says “The thing that shocked me the most was how little the survival rates have changed in that time and that is why we chose this charity. Pancreatic Cancer Action focus on improving survival rates with early diagnosis and that is so important to me.”
“My friend Sarah has actually broken her toe so it was a bit harder for her but it is such a fantastic and fun way to raise money for great causes”
Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. The survival rate is just 5% which is the lowest of any cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that Elaine and Sarah are giving their time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action.”
”We rely solely on donations from the public and thanks to people like Elaine and Sarah that we can continue our vital work. Please back them in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”
To sponsor Sarah and Elaine please visit their Just Giving page here