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MAKE A DATE WITH RACE FOR LIFE IN LEIGH THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

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06Feb

THIS VALENTINE’S Day (Tuesday, February 14) women in the North West are being invited to make a date with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Event organisers are asking women to share the love by signing up for a Race for Life event at Pennington Flash Country Park. The events take place later this year, on Sunday  4 June.

Jennifer Ward, Cancer Research UK’s North West Events Manager, said: “Valentine’s Day is the perfect date to enter Race for Life. By taking part, and raising money for life-saving research, participants will be playing a crucial role in helping more men, women and children survive cancer – giving them the chance to have more time with their loved ones.”

She continued: “Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience thanks to our brave army of inspirational participants. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived.

“Every day, around 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West*. That’s why we’re calling on women in Leigh to make a date to beat cancer this Valentine’s Day. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

 

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-onlyseries of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Cancer Research UK spent over £23 million in North West last year, on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.

Jennifer continued: “Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step participants take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

 “This Valentine’s Day, we’re calling on ladies in Leigh to sign up and be part of a collective force of women who are united in their aim to beat cancer sooner.”

 

To enter Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

 

Race for Life events in the North West:

5k Events in Greater Manchester

Pennington Flash, Sun 4th June

Haydock Racecourse, Sun 16th July

Heaton Park, Sun 9th July

 

10k Events in Greater Manchester

Haydock Racecourse, Sun 16th July

Heaton Park, Sun 9th July

Pretty Muddy Events in Greater Manchester

Heaton Park, Sat 8th July

 

About Race for Life

 

  • Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, marathon and hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.
  • Race for Life is the UK’s largest fundraising event series with over 350 events around the UK from May to October.
  • Women and girls of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes from all over the UK join together to walk, jog or run to raise money to help beat over 200 types of cancer affecting men, women and children. All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.
  • It’s easy to take part and raise money as a group, with the introduction of a simple to use online group entry process.
  • In 2017, Cancer Research UK hopes to recruit 475,000 women and raise £48m to help fund life-saving work.
  • Race for Life started as one event in 1994 at Battersea Park with 680 participants.

About Race for Life Pretty Muddy, Hike and Marathon

 

  • Pretty Muddy, Race Hike, Race Half and full marathons are fairly new additions to the Race for Life family of events which also includes the much-loved 5k and 10k events.
  • There will be 74 Pretty Muddy events across the UK.
  • Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitive 5k and 10k obstacle course – with mud.
  • Open to women and girls over 13, of all fitness levels, Pretty Muddy isn’t about blood, sweat and tears – it’s about fun, friendship and fundraising to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

·         Each Pretty Muddy event will have 7-10 obstacles, plus a few surprises in between. There will be a combination of messy and muddy obstacles, climbing obstacles and crawling obstacles.

  • The entry fee is £19.99 for adults and £10 for girls under 16. This covers the cost of staging the event series and means that money raised in sponsorship can go to help beat cancer.
  • Participants with pre-existing medical conditions are advised to seek advice from their doctor before registering.

About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last forty years.
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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