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Santa's Cancer Crusade

Join Beatson’s Virtual Santa Dash and run, jog, walk or hop on your sleigh – it’s time to do 5k your way!

It's one of life's depressing facts that most of us will have been affected by cancer in one way or another, so when there is an opportunity to support patients and families affected by the disease it's a bit of a no-brainer. And the good news is that you can do just that this winter by signing up to take part in Beatson Cancer Care's Virtual Santa Dash (11-18 December).

Opened in 2008, the Beatson is the largest cancer centre in Scotland and is the lead centre for non-surgical cancer care for the West of Scotland. Designed to create a calm, relaxing and therapeutic environment for patients, to help improve their wellbeing and enhance their recuperation it is one of the most innovative and modern cancer care centres in the world. But providing a service such as this requires funding, which is where events such as the Santa Dash come in. 

Maisie McCormick, community fundraising manager at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “This year is our second virtual event. We have decided in line with Glasgow City Council and the current restrictions that we’ll keep everybody safe again this year and we’ll do a virtual event. 

“Events like this are hugely important to us as a charity, the impact of COVID over the past year and a half has been huge for all charities – we’ve had to cancel a lot of events and activities. 

“This is a great way for us to be able to raise some money to continue to help patients and families who are living with cancer throughout Christmas and beyond.
“We’d love to see everyone’s best-dressed efforts and there will be a chance to win some top prizes. We can’t wait to see some Jack Frosts, Reindeer Clans, and other festive friends!”

There's a little help with fancy dress thanks to a free Santa hat for all those signing up. And it's not just any old Santa hat - this one comes complete with a Beatson Cancer Charity badge on it, to help paint your town red and yellow!  
You can register for this year’s Santa Dash at the event website.

Image: Beatson Cancer Care

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