Archway Amy takes on gruelling run in honour of dead mum

Amy Noss (left) Rachael Bradley and Lucy Hoy get ready for the gruelling 10k run

Amy Noss (left) Rachael Bradley and Lucy Hoy get ready for the gruelling 10k run - Credit: Archant

Fundraiser takes on 10K to fight bowel cancer that claimed her mother

A woman is tackling a 10K run to help fight the bowel cancer that killed her beloved mum.

Amy Noss, who lives off Junction Road, Archway, is taking part in the Bupa event on May 25 to raise cash for Bowel and Cancer Research.

Not only is the cause close to her heart after her mum died, but the charitable lass has now joined the organisation.

She said: “A healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of bowel cancer so it was a great chance to get moving so I could run for a great cause.”

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She persuaded two pals to join her - Rachael Bradley, 29, and Lucy Hoy, 28, who both live in Stroud Green

“I told my friends how important our research is and they offered to come with me. It means a lot to Lucy especially because she lost her dad to colon cancer.”

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The 28-year-old took up running six months ago when her day job meant sitting at a desk, before deciding to sign up for the 6.2 mile jog.

She has pledged “to give it her all” in the race.

“More than 41,000 people a year are diagnosed with bowel cancer,” she said.

“That figure can only decrease through life-saving scientific research. I know this only too well because of my mum. If we can help to fund research now, other mums, dads, aunties and loved ones can be saved in years to come.”

Calling themselves the Speedy Gonzaleses, the trio hope to finish in about an hour.

Chief Executive of Bowel and Cancer Research, Deborah Gilbert, thanked Amy for her support. “

Bowel cancer claims the lives of more than 16,000 people per year,” she said.

“Our aim is to change that, and we applaud Amy’s efforts to help us.”

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