Women and girls from across the UK are being urged to gather their freinds and family together and join the biggest fight against Cancer this summer.
By getting a gang together at these inspirational fundraising events, everyone can help beat over 200 types of Cancer and help more men and women to survive this awful disease that affects more than one in three people in the UK.
Whatever age or fitness level, women can walk, jog or run 5k at over 235 race for life events across the UK and it only takes an hour of their time. For those looking for a bit more of a challenge, there is also a 10k route available at 25 venues.
Emma Gilbert, head of race for life, said: “All women can embrace Race for Life whatever their age, fitness level or background to raise money for all cancers.
“Every two minutes someone in the UK is told they have cancer. It touches so many lives and the back signs worn by everyone taking part are a moving reminder to us all that women are taking part to celebrate lives that have been saved but also sadly lives that have been lost.
“We are asking women from across the country to unite, take part in the biggest fight against cancer this summer, and raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work into all types of cancers, because it is ‘all of us v cancer’ and together we can help more people survive.”
Race for Life unites people in the fight against cancer and women get involved with it for many different reasons. Some are cancer survivors, while others walk, jog or run to celebrate or remember the lives of family, friends or loved ones. Other women simply want to come together with friends and family to have a great day and raise money to help beat cancer.
Family and friends play a very important part in Race for Life - many volunteer at events, help with that all important fundraising or simply cheer on and support their loved ones on the day.
Since it began in 1994, an incredible six million participants have taken part in Race for Life raising a massive £457 million to fund Cancer Research UK’s vital work. In 2012, Cancer Research UK hopes to raise £55 million.
Cancer survival rates have doubled in the past 40 years and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of this progress. But there’s still much to be done and the money raised through Race for Life, will help save even more lives.
Sign up for Race for Life 2012 now at raceforlife.org or call the hotline on 0871 641 1111. You can also follow Race for Life on twitter http://twitter.com/raceforlife or join the Race for Life Facebook community www.facebook.com/raceforlife .