The IX Reach girls run for Cancer Research UK

cancer-research-logoThe IX Reach Runners – Running to Support Cancer Research UK

If you’ve ever met Elaine DixonRuth PlaterRebecca Stanić, at an event like International Telecoms Week (ITW), Pacific Telecoms Council (PTC) or European Peering Forum (EPF), you’ll know they love their fitted blazers, high heels and manicured nails, but for one incredibly dirty and muddy day they’re changing their style to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Although cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years, more than one in three people will still develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Now, half of people diagnosed with cancer will survive but we want to give people an even better chance of fighting this terrible disease.

L-R: Ruth Plater, Rebecca Stanić, and Elaine Dixon

On October 5th on Clapham Common, Elaine, Ruth and Rebecca will be taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – Pretty Muddy®; a 5k obstacle course that gets incredibly muddy.

The girls have set a target of raising £1,000 for this worthwhile cause – if you’d like to support them in hitting this target, visit their JustGiving page to make your donation.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. We really appreciate the support in helping us reach our target:

Arnold Nipper – DE-CIX
Sam Johnston – Equinix 
Elaine‘s family friends – Jane and Peter Barlow
Carol-Anne Alcock – friend of IX Reach
Elaine Dixon – IX Reach
Elaine‘s Grannie
Lynda and Guy Fotheringham – friends of IX Reach
Rebecca and Nikola Stanić – IX Reach
Martin Levy – CloudFlare
Bijal Sanghani – Euro-IX
Paul Schneider – friend of IX Reach
‘s cousin – Anna-Louise Thompson
Elaine‘s neighbours – Janet and Dave Dalby
Debbie Mussell – IX Reach
Steve Wilcox – IX Reach
Ben Nicklin – IX Reach
Rob Parker – IX Reach
Ruth Plater – IX Reach
Chelsea Aston – friend of IX Reach 
‘s family friends – Jane and Ken Leigh

Chris Matthews – IX Reach

Andy Davidson – IXLeeds
Sean Mullin – IX Reach
Elaine‘s Mum and Dad
Craig Morris – IX Reach
Luca Cicchelli – TOP-IX
Vince Rais – EvoSwitch
Rob Neep – Alternative Networks
Job Snijders – NTT Communications

Fancy donating and sponsoring the girls? We appreciate every donation because every penny will help find a cure!

Donate here!

Click here to see photos of some obstacles the girls will face during the run.

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