More than 900 women from British Airways are joining forces to take part in the British Airways Race for Life 2000 charity run tomorrow at the airline’s headquarters in Harmondsworth.
The ‘British Airways Race for Life’ is one of a nationwide series of 5km walks and runs, exclusively for women, raising money for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) for research into women’s cancers.
British Airways has supported the Race for Life since 1995 raising over £165,000 to date. This is the second year the event will be organised and run by British Airways staff, hoping to raise over £100,000.
Rushna Master, British Airways’ Race for Life 2000 Manager, said: “After being part of last year’s Race success I felt we had to organise it again. It never ceases to amaze me how creative and responsive our BA people are. More than 900 women have come forward from all over the UK to take part in the Race. Together we’ve helped to make a real difference - turning science into hope and turning hope into science and I feel very proud to have been part of that team.”
Male colleagues and families are also invited to support the runners and to enjoy the carnival atmosphere - there’ll be live entertainment, food stalls, a beer tent, bouncy castle, massage, funfair rides, face painting and much more.
Ali Cross from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund said: “British Airways has always been a keen supporter entering a team of over 400 women to our flagship race in Battersea Park. It was a natural progression for British Airways to host the first ever company-organised event last year and we hope that this year’s Race will raise even more money.