Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Come Join the Race for Life 2014!

by Annie Materna and Hattie Gould

What are you doing on the 20th July 2014? Nothing? Heres your chance to grab some friends and make a difference to millions of peoples lives by taking part in the Race for Life.
The Race for Life is a women-only event in which you can participate in a 5km or 10km run, in over 230 races all over the country. The money raised in these events goes towards cancer research to help beat over 200 types of cancer and every 80p of £1 raised goes directly towards work to help beat cancer.
Every two minutes, someone in the UK is told they have cancer. This recently hit home to both of us, as our close friend's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, coming as a huge shock to both family and friends. As a group we decided that a good way to help raise awareness and to get people to donate to cancer research was to set our self a challenge, so we decided to enter the Race for Life 10km.
10km can be really underestimated, for so many people to make such an effort for charity is a really impressive and powerful achievement. Training, time and perseverance for the run are things that don't come easily or naturally to everyone. A simple donation can make such a difference and make the participants of the run even more motivated!
Donations are easy to make online, and many participants have their own fundraising pages (links are at the bottom) which make donations fast and simple, raising life saving money. This money is used to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, therefore not only aiding current patients but also potentially protecting and preparing future patients, which could be anyone.
In the same boat as a cancer patient we would all want the help and support that cancer research provides. No one should have to go through this alone. Donate online or text BEAT to 70007.

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