Make ‘extra’ day count and sign up to Race for Life

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City women are being urged to make their ‘extra day’ count on February 29 by joining the fight against all cancers and entering Race for Life.

Every day, around 110 men and women are diagnosed with cancer in the South East.

Race for Life organisers are highlighting this startling fact as they issue the rallying cry ‘it’s all of us versus cancer’ and urge local women to use just a little time on February 29 to sign-up for the Milton Keynes event.

By entering Race for Life, and pledging to raise money for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer, they will be helping more men, women and children across the South East survive.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in partnership with Tesco is an amazing women-only series of events.

Race for Life is non-competitive and most women are able to walk 5k in an hour whilst chatting and having fun. All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.

Women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are needed to join forces to walk, jog or run 5k at The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on Saturday, May 19th.

Becky Ryczowski, Cancer Research UK’s Area Events Manager, said: “We’re urging mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends to spring into action on Leap Day by signing up for Race for Life.

“February 29 is an ‘extra’ day in the calendar so we are urging local women to put it to good use by pledging to take part in a fun and truly worthwhile event.”

Last year 4,985 women took part in Race for Life and raised a fantastic £347,335. This year, organisers want 5,400 women and girls to put their best foot forward and help raise £369,186 for much needed research.

Becky Ryczowski added: “It’s not just women who can the most of the ‘extra day’ in the year. We’re also enlisting the support of men to help with fundraising, promoting the event and volunteering on the big day. The battle against cancer never stops so we need as many recruits as possible and with the support of people in the South East we hope to be able to save many more lives.”

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK spent over £28 million last year in the South East on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research. supporting the work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent and treat it.

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research. So money raised through Race for Life is crucial to its pioneering work fighting cancer on all fronts.

To join Milton Keynes versus cancer, enter Race for Life at www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.