WOMEN in Leigh are being urged to make a stand against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Registration is now open and organisers are encouraging mums, daughters and nans to sign up to the event at Pennington Flash on Sunday, June 9.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in partnership with Tesco is an inspiring women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.
Laura Taylor, Cancer Research UK’s North West events manager, said: “Come on ladies, please play your part by entering Race for Life in Leigh today.
“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.”
This year, organisers need 1,600 women and girls to stride out to help raise £80,00 for vital research.
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.
Laura continued: “Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life.
“They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their absolute determination to take on cancer and beat it.
“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.
“We are very grateful to everyone who took part in Race for Life in Leigh last year and in the past.
“Thanks to them Cancer Research UK has been able to make progress against many forms of the disease. But the battle against cancer never stops and for this reason we need everyone to return to the fight in 2013 and bring new recruits with them.”
To enter Leigh Race for Life today go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.