Chester women are being urged to join forces and show cancer who’s boss by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2014 which is now open for entries.
Every day, more than 100 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West, so Cancer Research UK is calling on women of all ages, shapes and sizes, to defy the dreadful disease by entering Race for Life 5k event at the Chester Racecourse on Sunday, July 20.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k events which raise millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.
Liz Booth, Cancer Research UK’s Chester Events Manager, said: “We’re calling on Chester’s mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls to join our formidable army and take on cancer at this year’s Race for Life.
“We know how committed Chester women can be when they really make up their minds to do something. “We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.
“Race for Life is non-competitive. It’s not about being fit or fast. Most women are able to walk 5k in an hour while chatting and having fun. Or they can choose to jog, run or even dance around the course if they prefer.”
Last year, 3555 women took part in Race for Life in Chester, raising an impressive £165,000.
This year, organisers need 4000 women and girls to stride out to help raise in excess of £150,000.
Money raised through Race for Life allows Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists to advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across the North West.
Liz added: “Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease."
“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.”
The 10k Race for Life will also be coming to Delamere Forest on Sunday, May 18.
To enter visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.