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There’s only two weeks to go until Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. The annual event will take place on Sunday July 10 at Victoria Park in Leicester. Organisers are urging women who haven’t secured their place already, to sign up as soon as possible.

All mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, grandmas, friends and workmates who want to take part in the 5k and 10k women only events are encouraged to sign up at before July 7th.

Photo Credit: Danny Fitzpatrick
Photo Credit: Danny Fitzpatrick

Last year 4,495 women took part in Race for Life in Leicester and raised an astounding £298,040, all of the proceeds raised 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 Leicestershire and the UK.

Danny Farrington, Event Manager for Race for Life in Leicester, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Leicester.  But we still have places left so we’re urging anyone who has been thinking about it to commit, and take action today.

Photo Credit: Cancer Research UK
Photo Credit: Cancer Research UK

“Taking part in Race for Life, alongside thousands of like-minded women, is incredibly motivating. The atmosphere at all the events is full of emotion as participants wear signs on their backs declaring their reasons for taking part. Many will be remembering loved ones lost to cancer or celebrating the lives of people dear to them who have survived, he said.

“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are about an army of women crossing the finish line together in the fight against cancer. Whatever the distance, every step taken around the course will help bring us one step closer to the day when all cancers are cured.”

This year, organisers hope to see the same level of support from local ladies. 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.

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