Entries flow in for Wirral's Race For Life

Wirral Globe: Participants at the start of last year's Wirral Race For Life. Picture: Paul Heaps Participants at the start of last year's Wirral Race For Life. Picture: Paul Heaps

ENTRIES are flooding in for this year’s Wirral Race For Life.

So far, more than 100 women have signed up for the event, which takes place in Birkenhead Park on Sunday, July 21.

The Globe-backed event raises much-needed funds for Cancer Research UK.
Last year, 3911 women took part in the Wirral event and raised £173,895.

Organizers need 4000 women and girls to stride out to help, with a fundraising target of £175,000.

Wirral Globe has been the event's official paper for the last eight years.

Laura Taylor, the charity’s North West events manager, said: "Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.

"Participants may be decked out in pink or fancy dress but what’s inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer.

"Don't be fooled by the tutus and tiaras. Wirral Race for Life is cancer's worst nightmare."

The cash is used for advance research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across the North West.

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research but with help from the people of Wirral, the charity intends to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Race organizer Laura Taylor added: "We are very grateful to everyone who took part in Race for Life at Birkenhead Park 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 Wirral Race for Life go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.

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