A FORTH VALLEY woman is taking the fight to cancer quite literally after signing up for a fight night in the Wee County to “reduce the number of stories with sad endings”.

Gym assistant Kasia Slapek has signed up for a Mixed Martial Arts fight night at Alloa Town Hall which will take place later this month.

Kasia has put her name down for the event on Saturday, May 18, in a bid to raise cash for Cancer Research UK and has been gearing up for the event with an eight week free training programme through Ultra MMA, a group which trains people for charity fighting bouts.

The 32-year-old, who is from Falkirk, currently studies a HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise at Forth Valley College and is hoping that college staff and her fellow students can support her in raising as much as possible for this worthwhile cause and can donate via her Just Giving page.

Kasia, said: “Cancer Research needs financial support and there is lots of things taking place to help with funding.

“I decided to take part in this event in memory of my friend – a wife and mother of three – who died from cancer about a month before Christmas 2018.

“Her name was Kasia too and she was an awesome human being, and was a heavyweight category fighter, but unfortunately this story has finished with sadness.

“That’s why we need to support the cancer research charity by donations and this support will help to reduce the numbers of those stories with sad endings.”

Wai Mun Lee, Forth Valley College’s leisure facilities coordinator, said: “We are all very proud of what Kasia is doing and we wish here all the best in raising as much money as possible for a good cause.”

Tickets for the event at Alloa Town Hall cost £20 and can be purchased through the Ultra-MMA website. The website also has a live ticket of how much has been raised for the Alloa event in total, with the amount currently sitting at an incredible £8,717.

To donate to Kasia’s cause, go to https://tinyurl.com/y4w84wv2.