CANCER Research UK is calling upon women and girls from across the UK to do something amazing this summer – to fight against cancer and join a formidable army at Race for Life 2013, in partnership with Tesco.
Women are the heroes of Race for Life. Across the UK they are being asked to take on cancer at the 5k courses at over 230 events. Cancer Research UK hopes to see these courageous women joined by their family and friends – walking, jogging, dancing and sponsoring – whatever it takes to help save lives and hit cancer where it hurts!
Each individual is strong, but as a collective, they are stronger. Every woman taking part in Race for Life has a story to tell and a common bond of determination; celebrating, remembering and saving lives. With everyone playing their part by signing up, sponsoring, cheering and volunteering at events, Cancer Research UK hopes that more men and women survive cancer and that less lives will be detroyed by its devastating effects.
Emma Hyatt, Head of Race for Life, said: “Cancer touches us all – it does not discriminate between a person’s age, sex or background. It is the fear that we must all face up to. By joining the collective force against cancer this summer, women can fight back and unite to defy cancer. It is now cancer’s turn to be afraid!
“All women, regardless of their age, shape or fitness level can lead the way along the 5k course and for those who want a bit more of a challenge there are 10k events available at 34 venues.
“Every step these women take at Race for Life will help to create more tomorrows for more loved ones, and every pound raised by their family and friends will help us to beat all 200 types of the disease.”
Race for Life has already raised an amazing £493 million to fund Cancer Research UK’s life saving work since it began in 1994, but it does not stop there. In 2013 Cancer Research UK hopes to raise £50 million. Cancer Research UK will keep on fighting until cures for all 200 types of cancer are found. Run, walk, sponsor, Raceforlife.org