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Dorset women urged to take part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life
Entry to the popular fundraising campaign opens tomorrow and event organisers are asking mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends to join a formidable army.
Race for Life events are taking place at Kingston Lacy, in Poole Park and along Bournemouth seafront throughout May and June to raise thousands of pounds to fund life-saving res-earch.
Rachel Northover, South West events manager, said: “Come on ladies, please play your part by entering Race for Life today.
“Together we can hit cancer where it hurts.
“There are over 200 cancers and we won’t give up until we find cures for them all.
“It’s fighting talk, but we mean every word we say.
“Cancer, East Dorset is coming to get you.”
Last year, 8,138 women took part in Race for Life in Bournemouth and Poole and raised a fantastic £452,568.
This year, organisers need 8,750 women and girls to stride out to help raise £475,000 for vital research.
Every hour, more than three people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West.
Rachel added: “We’re very grateful to everyone who took part in Race for Life in Bournemouth and Poole last year and in the past.
“Thanks to them Cancer Research UK has been able to make progress against many forms of the disease.
“But the battle against cancer never stops and for this reason we need everyone to return to the fight in 2013 and bring new recruits with them.”
To enter Race for Life today visit racefor life.org or call 0845 600 6050.
The Daily Echo is supporting this year’s Race for Life events.
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