Almost 2,000 ready for Wirral Race For Life

Wirral Globe: Participants in recent Wirral Race For Life. Picture: Paul Heaps Participants in recent Wirral Race For Life. Picture: Paul Heaps

ALMOST two thousand women have signed up to take part in this year’s Wirral Race For Life.

Proceeds from the Globe-backed event, in Birkenhead Park on July 27, will help fund life-saving work of Cancer Research UK.

Organisers are hoping 3600 will stride out on the day, to help raise £350,000. So far, 1859 have done so.

Jennifer Ward, northwest event manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “We are very grateful to the women who have already entered Race for Life at Wirral. But we still have places left so we are urging women to sign up as soon as possible.

“By raising money through Race for Life, people in the North West are helping Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more men, women and children survive.”

Among those taking part is Amy Marsh, whose father Neal lost his battle to the disease in December 2000 aged 54.

Amy, 17, who will be running with sister Sam, said: "Taking part in Race for Life is my way of fighting back against cancer for taking my dad. I miss him every day.

"It's always an incredibly emotional event, but I know dad would be proud of me and that by taking part I’ll be helping other families have more precious time with their loved ones.

"That's why I want women in the Wirral to join me, because united we are stronger than this terrible disease."

The Globe has been the event's official newspaper since 2006.

To add your name to the list of those signed up, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0845 600 6050.

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