Think pink to tackle cancer

Get in the pink is the message from a charity launching its annual fun run to battle cancer.

Volunteers from Cancer Research UK were in Stevenage town centre yesterday (Thursday) drumming up support for this summer’s 5k and 10k Race for Life in Fairlands Valley Park on Sunday July 24.

The all-women race attracted almost 3,000 runners, joggers and walkers to the park last year, all dressed in pink, who raised over �170,000 for the charity.

This year organisers hope to attract double the amount of entrants and raise twice as much.

Organiser Lucy Hynes said the race is a “unique celebration of sisterhood”.

“The atmosphere is amazing, with women from all walks of life coming together to make a positive difference to people affected by cancer. They motivate and inspire each other to complete the course wit many simply walking round, chatting and having fun.

“In 2011 we hope more women than ever before will take part. We need Race for life regulars as well as women who took part years ago to join with many new faces to help save more lives.”

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