VIDEO: Doncaster turns pink for Race for Life

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Women of all ages donned their brightest pink clothing and their trainers to help raise money in the battle against cancer.

Hundreds of women – along with a few young boys, dogs and toddlers – took part in Race for Life in Doncaster.

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. And they�"re off as they leave the start

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. And they�"re off as they leave the start

Organisers estimate that around 1,000 people ran, jogged or walked the 5km route at Town Fields.

Once all their sponsorship money is collected together, it is hoped that around £100,000 will have been raised for Cancer Research UK.

Diane Schofield, aged 50, from Adwick, was taking part for the first time.

She said: “I wanted to take part because I turned 50 a couple of weeks ago and know people who have had cancer. I am running for everyone past and present who are fighting or who have fought this terrible disease.”

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. Members of Simply Voices choir take part

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. Members of Simply Voices choir take part

Sharon Smith, 36, from Thorne, ran with friend Amanda Saxton, 35, of Moorends.

Sharon said: “I’m doing it for my mum who is currently fighting cancer and my auntie Pauline who we lost.

“When I went with my mum to chemotherapy and saw the amount of people that you see hooked up to drips it really brings it home to you how many people are affected.”

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. A minute�"s silence.

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. A minute�"s silence.

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. Warm-up time

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. Warm-up time

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. First across the finish line

Doncaster Race for Life at Town Fields. First across the finish line

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