Race For Life Entries Open 2009: 1239pm Wednesday

Race for Life entries open

12:39pm Wednesday 18th February 2009 Entries for this year’s event in Verulamium Park on Sunday, July 19 have now opened and the charity is
urging women to get involved. Organisers are hoping to beat the total sum raised last year by encouraging more women in the area to join the race. Many women who take part do so for personal reasons. Some have beaten cancer while others take part in memory of friends and relatives who have been affected by it. The Race for Life area event manager for St.Albans, Rosannah Dawood, said: “We hope that everyone will accept our invitation to do something amazing by taking part in Race for Life. Women of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes join in. They motivate and inspire each other to complete the 5k course. Many simply walk round, chatting and having fun but they all share the wonderful spirit of sisterhood and pride on the day.” She continued: “The number of people surviving cancer is increasing. In the 1960s, less than three out of ten children diagnosed with cancer were successfully treated – now, it’s seven out of ten. Today, more than 95% of men diagnosed with testicular cancer are cured and more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before.” “But we still have a long way to go. Despite improvements in treatment, one in four people in the UK will die from cancer. With your help, we want to change that.”
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