The charity is inviting women of all ages, shapes and sizes to support Race for Life 5k and pledge to take part on Sunday 17 June at Yeovil College, Mudford Road, Yeovil. www.raceforlife.org

Taking part in Race for Life is a hugely moving experience as people come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer, celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived or support those going through treatment. Many women will be taking part in Race for Life with their mums while others will be participating to honour their memory.

Brenda Scott, Cancer Research UK’s Yeovil Event Manager, said: “By signing up to Race for Life, women in Yeovil can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists and doctors find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives. “Taking part in Race for Life is a special and unique experience – full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter. By joining like-minded ladies committed to the cause, women can unite against a disease that affects us all in some way. Whether they plan to pound the pavements or amble to the finish line, every step participants take will help to support crucial research.”

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. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy,
Half Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding crucial
research. Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend around £2 million last year in the South West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive the disease.

Brenda added: “Every day, 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in South West*. That’s why we’re calling on ladies in Yeovil to sign up right now and join women from every walk of life at the start line this summer. “Money raised through Race for Life is helping to drive research to help beat over 200 different types of cancer – that’s why every step, every person and every penny raised counts.”

To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

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