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Celebrate Valentine's Day by Making a Date to Race for Life
Wednesday 12th February, 2014

THIS VALENTINE'S Day (Friday, February 14) a heartfelt invitation is going out to all North West women urging them to enter Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.

Event organisers are asking all mums, grans, sisters, aunts, daughters and friends to join the formidable army of passionate women determined to take on cancer by entering a Race for Life 5k event at Wigan Haigh Hall on Sunday 29th June 2014.

Jennifer Ward, Cancer Research UK's North West Events Manager, said: "Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to spend time with the people we love. And for that reason it's also the perfect date to enter Race for Life. This is because taking part in Race for Life, and raising money for life-saving research, will help more men, women and children survive cancer so they can go on to spend more precious moments with their loved ones."

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k events which raises millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner.

Jennifer continued: "This Valentine's Day, we're calling on an army of feisty females to help us kiss cancer goodbye. Together, they will be at the heart of a collective force that will stop cancer in its tracks."

Last year, 1471 women took part in Race for Life in Wigan and raised a fantastic 72,212. This year, organisers need 1500 women and girls to stride out to help raise 80,000.

Jennifer continued: "Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Instead, they are an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.

"Participants may be walking, jogging or running but what's inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer."

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking work but with help from the people of the North West the charity intends to beat cancer sooner.

To enter Race for Life's 5k or 10k events in the North West visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.


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