Every hour, around five people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East.
So that’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on women in Aylesbury to fight back against this devastating disease by entering Race for Life 5k event at Waddesdon Manor on Sunday, May 17.
As well as raising funds for life-saving research, taking part in Race for Life is an easy way to be more active – perfect for those setting themselves a fitness goal as their New Year’s resolution.
Fiona Miller, Cancer Research UK’s Aylesbury event manager, said: “We’re urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take on Race for Life in their region and sign up now.
“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.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.
Last year 1,612 women took part in Race for Life in Aylesbury and raised £102,012.
This year, organisers need even more women and girls to stride out to help raise £125,000.
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 Bucks.
Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
But more funds and more supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Fiona continued: “We’re calling on the brave ladies of Aylesbury to show their fighting spirit once more and take on cancer at this year’s event.
“Race for Life is to celebrate those who are with us, and also remember those who are not. The atmosphere is electric, our participants are so inspiring and we’re calling on the women of Aylesbury to help make 2015 our best year yet.”
Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking work but with help from the people of the South East, the charity intends to beat cancer sooner.
To enter Race for Life’s 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy events in the South East, visit the website here or call 0300 123 0770.