This Mother’s Day (March 26), Devon mums and daughters are being urged to unite and join the fight against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
The charity is inviting women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event – Race for Life 5k 10k or Pretty Muddy – and pledge to take part in Plymouth, Barnstaple, or Exeter this summer.
There’s no better time for mums and daughters across the county to pull on their trainers, limber up and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.
Ruth Chamings, Cancer Research UK’s South West event manager, said: “We are urging mums and daughters in Devon to make this Mother’s Day extra special by signing up to Race for Life. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together, create precious memories and join like-minded women determined to beat cancer sooner.
“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step participants take together will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
“Every day, 90 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West. That’s why we’re calling on women in Devon to sign up to Race for Life right now. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”
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 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, Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving 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.
Ruth added: “We’re calling on daughters in Devon to give an extra special gift this Mother’s Day and pledge to take part in Race for Life with their mum.
“By coming together, they can be part of a formidable force of women who are all united in their determination to beat cancer. Ladies of Devon, we’ve no doubt that you’re up to the challenge.”
To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
Race for Life events in Devon and Cornwall
5k Events in Devon and Cornwall
Falmouth 5k – Sunday 14th May 2017
Plymouth 5k – Sunday 18th June 2017
Barnstaple 5k – Sunday 2nd July 2017
Truro 5k – Sunday 9th July 2017
Exeter 5k – Sunday 23rd July 2017
10k Events in Devon and Cornwall
Barnstaple 10k – Sunday 2nd July 2017
Exeter 10k – Sunday 23rd July 2017
Pretty Muddy Events in Devon and Cornwall
Exeter Pretty Muddy – Saturday 22nd July
Cornwall Pretty Muddy – Sunday 3rd September
Plymouth Pretty Muddy – Sunday 1st October
(from a press release)