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East Kilbride breast cancer survivor takes centre stage at Scotland's biggest Race for Life

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An inspirational East Kilbride mum diagnosed with breast cancer just months before her 40th birthday was cheered by the crowds at Scotland’s biggest Race for Life.

It was an emotional moment as Laura Eggo took to the stage at Glasgow Green on Sunday, May 19 as her pre-recorded story was played to the thousands gathered.The mum-of-one’s words of courage will be heard across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales this spring and summer before participants set off on Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life routes.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android After successful treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Laura, who is in remission, was guest of honour at her home Race for Life event which more than 6,600 people took part in.A total of £750,000 was raised at Race for Life Glasgow, vital funds which will enable scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer helping to save more lives.

Laura, a biomedical scientist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and her husband Brian also ran the 10k with family raising over £2000.The couple who are proud parents to five-year-old daughter Ivy know exactly how vital it is to raise funds for lifesaving research.

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