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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Carlisle Cathedral turns pink to launch Race for Life

The iconic cathedral in Carlisle turned pink last night as entries for the city’s Race for Life were officially opened.

Race for Life launch photo
Claire Wase, of Cancer Research UK, at the launch

This year’s event, in aid of Cancer Research UK, will take place on Sunday, July 15, at the Sheepmount stadium.

Organisers are today issuing a rallying cry to mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends to sign up and join the fight against cancer.

Claire Wase, area event manager, is leading a team of volunteers to help make the 2012 Race for Life – which has become an integral part of the summer events calendar in Carlisle – the best yet.

Last year, 2,500 women took part and raised £138,000. This year, organisers hope to at least match it.

Nationally the women-only events raise millions to help fund life-saving research into cancer – helping men, women and children survive.

Race for Life is non-competitive, with competitors choosing whether to walk, jog or run the 5km route.

Holly Howey, Cancer Research UK’s Carlisle Events Manager, said: “Come on ladies – please enter Race for Life in Carlisle today!

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

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding and relies on fundraisers. To enter Race for Life visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.

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