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INSPIRING: Kings Langley mum-of-two to take on race after finishing cancer treatment

 Published on: 28th March 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A mum-of-two from Kings Langley is set to take on her second Race for Life in Watford after she completed a course of chemotherapy.

Minnal Ladva, 42, took part in the Race for Life alongside 14 family members last year, just weeks after undergoing a mastectomy.

She has since completed a course of chemotherapy and will be ringing the bell at the finish line of the race on Saturday, June 10, to mark the end of her treatment.

Speaking about her diagnosis, Minnal said: “Scratching an itch saved my life because it made me find a lump that I didn’t know was there. Thankfully, I got it checked because it turned out to be breast cancer. Now I’m through the other side and am looking forward to Race for Life and doing something for the greater good.”

Elisa Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for Hertfordshire, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Minnal and her family for their support.

“We’d love for as many people as possible across Hertfordshire to join us during our 30th year of Race for Life. Sadly, cancer affects all of us in some way. Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer, or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Together, we can bring about a future free from the fear of cancer. So we’re asking people across the region: Who will you Race for?”

The Race for Life events at Cassiobury Park, Cassiobury Avenue on June 10 is open to people of all ages and abilities.

There are also 3km, 5km, and 10km events at Verulamium Park, St Albans, on July 16.

You can find out more and sign up here.

Photo credit: Cancer Research UK

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