Mum’s the word for charity run

Marie with her daughters Eva and Maya.
Marie with her daughters Eva and Maya.

A MUM and her two daughters are planning to compete in the Race for Life this year, and are urging other mothers and daughters to join them.

Giffnock mum Marie McShane, and her daughters Eva (13) and Maya (12), are hoping others will join them in Cancer Research UK’s annual charity run.

Marie (50), head of acquisition at Scottish Power, which is the official energy sponsor of the charity run, said: “Cancer affects so many of us: friends, loved ones and colleagues.

“That’s why we’re passionate about putting our positive energy to good use and raising as much as we can to help beat cancer sooner.

“The girls and I took part in Racefor Life together last year and had a fantastic time so we can’t wait to get involved again.

“Signing up with mum is a great alternative to the traditional Mother’s Day gifts of chocolates and flowers — and the memories created on the day are truly priceless.”

Every hour, around three people are diagnosed with some form of cancer in Scotland.

Susan Johnstone, Race for Life national event manager in Scotland, said: “Mother’s Day is the special occasion when we acknowledge the universal truth — it’s mums who make the world go round.

“We all know how committed mothers can be when they really make up their minds to do something.

“And we want to harness that power and create a unique force that will stop cancer in its tracks.

“That’s why we need more mums like Marie to enter Race for Life with their daughters.”

Susan added: Race for Life is non-competitive. It doesn’t matter how fit or fast you are. Taking part is about joining together against a disease that affects all of us.

“You can walk run or dance: we urge local ladies to take the first step by signing up today.”

Last years, 39,500 women took paret in Race for Life in Scotland and raised a fantastic £2.7 million.

This year, organisers need just as many women and girls to take part and help raise funds for vital research. To enter, call 0845 600 6050 or visit