Falkirk women urged to join race to beat cancer

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Falkirk women are being urged to join the fight against cancer and sign up for Race for Life.

Organiser Cancer Research UK is issuing the rallying cry ‘It’s all of us versus cancer’ to mums, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and friends to encourage them to support this year’s event in Callendar Park on Sunday, May 20.

Race for Life invites women of all ages to walk, jog or run a 5K route to raise as much money as possible to support research into 200 types of cancer.

Last year, 2100 women took part in Race for Life in Falkirk, raising a fantastic £125,000.

Now Falkirk women are being asked to work their magic again.

Gillian Forsyth, Cancer Research UK’s Scottish events manager, said: “Come on ladies – please enter Race for Life in Falkirk today.

“It’s all of us versus cancer and we need you to join the fight as soon as possible.”

Race for Life 2012 is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event series with over 240 events running around Britain between May and September.

Cancer Research UK believe that, by uniting, Falkirk females can make a stand against cancer, a disease which affects over 28,000 people in Scotland every year.

Gillian said: “We know many women want to take part in Race for Life but are worried that won’t be able to complete the course,

“We want to reassure them that Race for Life is not about being fast or fit,

“Instead, it’s a celebration of sisterhood and hope.”

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its groundbreaking research.

So money raised through events like Race for Life is crucial to the pioneering work of doctors, nurses and scientists who are fighting cancer on all fronts.

And thanks to such research, hundreds of thousands of lives have been saved, but there is still more to do.

Gillian added: “We are very grateful to everyone who took part in Race for Life in Falkirk last year and in the past.

“Thanks to them, Cancer Research UK has been able to fund much-needed research.

“But the battle against cancer never stops, and for this reason, we need them to return to the fight in 2012 and bring new recruits with them.”