Cancer Research UK pays tribute to Jane Tomlinson

In collaboration with the Press Association

It was with great sadness to all at Cancer Research UK to hear of the death of Jane Tomlinson on Monday 3 September 2007.

Our thoughts are with Jane's family at this difficult time.

Cancer Research UK is enormously grateful for everything Jane did for the charity and she continues to remind us all why our work is so important.

Jane and her family had a long relationship with Cancer Research UK, following her very first fundraising challenge, the Leeds Race for Life in 2001.

Jane went on to raise well over £200,000 for Cancer Research UK, but she also inspired thousands of others to do their own challenges and raise thousands more.

As a result, Cancer Research UK, as well as many more charities across the UK, will continue to benefit in what will be her lasting legacy.

Jane was determined to prove to others who are touched by cancer that life goes on and anything is possible. She gave hope to many patients and families and the inspiration to live every day to the full.

Most of all, Jane was passionate about research. Back in 2003, in celebration of her tremendous achievements, we very proudly dedicated one of our leading research labs at our Clinical Centre in Leeds to Jane.

Today, work in the Jane Tomlinson Laboratory, and at research centres across the UK, continues in the hope other people affected by cancer will not have to go through the same as Jane and her family.

Thank you Jane.