Wigan and Leigh women are being encouraged to kick-start the New Year by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West.
That’s why the charity is urging women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to take part in their 5k events at Haigh Hall on Weds 23rd May or Pennington Flash on Sunday 3rd June. There are also Pretty Muddy and brand new Pretty Muddy Kids events at Heaton Park, Manchester on 14th July.
By signing up to Race for Life right now, women will make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.
Kirsti Thompson, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager, said: “January is the perfect time for women around Wigan and Leigh to commit to getting a little more active in 2018 by signing up for Race for Life and taking on a new fitness challenge.
“For those who need some extra encouragement to get moving, Race for Life offers the ultimate motivation. That’s because by taking part and raising money, participants will be helping to fund vital cancer research. It’s time to mark the New Year and make a resolution to remember. By joining like-minded ladies committed to the cause, local women can unite against a disease that affects us all in some way.”
Kirsti added: “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 stroll, a 10k sprint or a muddy splash around the Pretty Muddy course, every step women take will help to support 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. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding crucial research.
Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £28million last year in the North West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive.