West Norfolk women urged to take part in Race for Life

Race for Life charity event at Houghton Hall Norfollk, for Cancer Research UK.
Race for Life charity event at Houghton Hall Norfollk, for Cancer Research UK.

West Norfolk women are being encouraged to put their best foot forward by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The charity is urging women of all ages, shapes and sizes to enter the 5k (3.1 miles) event at Houghton Hall, on Tuesday, July 18.

By signing up for the race, women will be playing their part in beating cancer.

Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

Rachel Parratt, Cancer Research UK’s event manager, said: “Signing up to take part is a great way for women to set themselves a new and exciting challenge for 2017.

“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course.

“Whether they plan to amble with friends or sprint to the finish line, every step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Every day, 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England. That’s why we want women to make 2017 a year to remember. “

“Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”

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.

Rachel added: “Pledging to take part is a great motivation for women to pull on their leggings, limber up and banish the winter blues by showing cancer they mean business.

“Our aim is that one day everyone will beat this devastating disease and the more research we fund, the sooner that day will come. By taking part, mums, daughters, sisters and friends can make a real difference in the fight against cancer.

To enter, visit: raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.