WOMEN in Croydon are being urged to pull on their trainers and enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life as there are just two weeks left until registration closes.
1,200 women have already signed up to take part on Sunday 8 July at Lloyd Park and places are running out.
Entry closes online on Saturday 7 July and organisers are encouraging women committed to the cause to sign up to the 5k and 10k events right now at raceforlife.org. However, women can sign up on the day if they simply take £15 in cash to the Help Tent, where they’ll have the forms to fill in.
Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.
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 ground-breaking research.
Tom Dawson, Event Manager for Race for Life in Croydon, said: “Every day, around 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the London. Now is the time to commit to Race for Life, join like-minded ladies at the start line and make a real difference in the fight against the disease.
“By taking part and raising money, our participants will play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into new, better treatments for patients in London and across the UK. That’s why every step, every person and every penny raised counts.
“Our aim is that one day everyone will beat cancer. The more women who Race for Life, the sooner we can help that day come. We are urging women in Croydon to sign up right now and show their support.”
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.
Tom continued: “We’re calling on the women of Croydon to sign up today as their participation and contribution is so important.
“Cancer is a disease that affects us all in some way. By taking part in Race for Life, people can come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived. By raising money, participants can also support Cancer Research UK scientists to make vital strides forward in research, helping more men, women and children survive the disease.”
To enter Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.