Ladies urged to sign up for Race for Life to beat cancer

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Eastbourne women are being urged to make a stand against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – which opened this week.

Event organisers are issuing the rallying cry ‘cancer, we’re coming to get you’ to mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends, encouraging them to sign up as soon as possible.

Every hour, nearly five people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East.

So women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are needed to join together as a formidable army and take on cancer at the Sports Park, Cross Levels Way on Sunday, June 23.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in partnership with Tesco is an inspiring women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research.

Suzi Dent, Cancer Research UK’s south east events manager, said, “Come on ladies, please play your part by entering Race for Life in Eastbourne today. Together, we can hit cancer where it hurts!

“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all. It’s fighting talk, and we mean every word we say. Cancer, Eastbourne is coming to get you.”

Last year, 1721 women took part in Race for Life in Eastbourne and raised a fantastic £101,255. This year, organisers need 1900 women and girls to stride out to help raise £100,000 for vital research.

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 the South East.

Suzi continued: “Women of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of fitness take part in Race for Life. They come from different backgrounds and walks of life but they are united by their absolute determination to take on cancer and beat it.

“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.

To enter Eastbourne Race for Life go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.