Unite on Mother's Day to join the fight with Race for Life

Milton Keynes mums and daughters are being urged to unite and join the fight against cancer this Mother's Day by entering Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 6:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 4:43 pm
CANCER RESEARCH UK: Race for Life 5km

The charity is inviting women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event - Race for Life 5k or 10k - and pledge to take part on Sunday, June 11, at Campbell Park.

With a special deal on for the women of Milton Keynes, there’s no better time for mums and daughters to pull on their trainers, limber up and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Cara Waller, Cancer Research UK’s Buckinghamshire event manager, said: “We’re calling on daughters in Milton Keynes to give an extra special gift this Mother’s Day and pledge to take part in Race for Life with their mum. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together, create precious memories and join like-minded women determined to beat cancer sooner.

“We will be at Gulliver’s Land on Saturday, March 25, with a special Mother’s Day offer that will see the first 20 people who sign up to take part in Race for Life on this day receiving a free of charge entry for mum too.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step participants take together will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

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. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Cara added: “Every day, 129 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East. That’s why we’re calling on women in Milton Keynes to sign up to Race for Life right now. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £32 million last year in the South East on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research - helping more men, women and children survive.

To enter Race for Life now visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.