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Molson Coors worker puts best foot forward for Cancer Research

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 27, 2014

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A FAMILY illness prompted a Church Gresley woman to take action and raise money for charity.

When Sue Scott's brother-in-law Tim Adams was diagnosed with prostate cancer, it was the push she needed to plan a walk to raise money for Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer UK.

It came after several other family members and friends suffered with the disease, and she said she 'just wanted to do something to help.'

On Friday, the 58-year-old did just that as she set out with 10 friends and colleagues – and a dog – for a sponsored walk around The Washlands and Branston Golf and Country Club.

She said: "My brother-in-law is about to start a new form of treatment, which came about by research, so I wanted to do something to help with further research and to raise awareness or how important it is to be tested.

"There is all this research going on and I wanted to raise some money to help take more steps forward in beating this horrible disease."

Mr Adams is about to undergo a course of treatment called brachytherapy, which differs from traditional radiotherapy by placing the radiation source at the side of the area requiring treatment.

Mrs Scott's mother died of cancer many years ago, and she said she knew other people who had been affected by the disease.

The weather held out for the group's walk, which Mrs Scott said was 'very enjoyable.'

The group set off from the back of Molson Coors, where she works, and completed the six-mile route to the golf club and back.

She said she had now caught 'the fund-raising bug'.

"It was really satisfying, and I really felt I had actually achieved something to help fight this disease. It was very worthwhile and I hope to do more things. It's so enjoyable," Mrs Scott added.

Money raised through the walk is still being collected, but it is hoped the total will be between £400 and £500.

Mrs Scott said she would be encouraging staff at Molson Coors to continue with the fund-raising over time. One way she thought this could happen is through 'Movember', which supports work into male cancers.

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