Pink power against cancer

Race For Life - Pontefract Park 595 2 518
Race For Life - Pontefract Park 595 2 518

FEMALE fundraisers with a passion to help beat cancer should grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Pontefract Park this weekend.

More than 2,000 women have already joined the fight against all types of cancer by signing up to walk, jog or run the 5k and 10k women-only event on Sunday July 22.

Organisers are hoping teams of fearless females will smash last year’s £110,000 total and raise a whopping £150,000 to help fund doctors’ ground-breaking research.

To mark the momentous event, the Express is running a special eight-page Race for Life supplement in next week’s paper – featuring photographs from the day – and we will also donate 1p from the sale of every copy of next week’s paper to Cancer Research UK.

Philippa Sharpe, event manager for Race for Life in Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to have the Express supporting us, it really helps to make the event a community experience.”

She added: “ We are thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Pontefract. Together, they will help us create a fantastic atmosphere on the day and raise crucial funds to help beat cancer.

“But we don’t want anyone to miss out. We still have places left for the Pontefract event but we are reminding women who want to take part at this venue that they must enter as soon as possible, before registration closes.

“The battle against cancer never stops so we need you to sign up now and start raising money for ground-breaking research to help save more lives.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, features a series of more than 240 women-only races taking place across the UK.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack.

The race starts at 10.30am, entry costs is £14.99 for adults and £10 for girls under 16. Entry closes on Thursday July 19, to enter visit or call 0871 641 1111.

MSee next week’s Express for our special eight-page Race for Life supplement and help support Cancer Research UK.