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Tesco and Race for Life celebrate 20 years in partnership as Tesco turns pink

This year, Tesco is celebrating 20 years in partnership with Cancer Research UK’ s Race for Life. Since the partnership began, more than 360,000 Tesco colleagues have taken part in a Race for Life event, raising millions to help fund the charity’s life-saving research.

Today sees the start of ‘Tesco Turns Pink’, the supermarket’s national annual fundraiser, which runs for three days and sees thousands of Tesco colleagues from across the UK raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 3k, 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy kids events. With events postponed till autumn this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions, Cancer Research UK recently announced Race for Life at Home which encourages everyone – women, men and children – to take part in a 5k in their local park or neighbourhood in April and raise money for the charity’s vital research.

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK CEO said: “Cancer Research UK and Race for Life are very close to our hearts and we are very proud of Tesco’s long-standing support. Every pound we raise helps fund life-saving research that makes a difference in the fight against cancer. Thank you to everyone who, over the years, has pulled on their trainers, held a fundraising event or simply popped a pound in a collection tin. Together we can continue to make a difference.”

Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive said: “We want to say a huge thank you to Tesco colleagues and customers for the incredible support they have shown our Race for Life partnership over the last twenty years. Thanks to their generosity and brilliant fundraising efforts, millions of pounds have been raised to help fund our vital work.


“We’re more focused than ever on our ambition of seeing 3 in 4 people survive their cancer by 2034 and thanks to the ongoing support from Tesco, we can continue our vital work and make progress for people affected by cancer.”

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