Help others be clear on cancer

Some of those taking part in last year's event

Some of those taking part in last year's event

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CANCER campaigners are calling for volunteers to lend a hand at a race event this weekend.

Representatives from the Be Clear on Cancer campaign operate stands and have teams of volunteers at each of Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events, including the one in Hartlepool on Sunday from 11am.

Volunteers chat to race participants, their families and supporters to give them information about the campaign that aims to help more men and women spot the symptoms of cancer earlier, and focuses on the three most common cancers in the UK - breast, bowel and lung cancer.

As well as raising awareness of the symptoms, the NHS campaign aims to stress that finding cancer early makes it more treatable and could save your life.

Suzanne Thompson of the North of England Cancer Network, said: “We had a fantastic reaction to the campaign from both race participants and their families and supporters.

“Everyone was keen to find out more about Be Clear on Cancer and people were happy to stop by our gazebo and pick up a leaflet or speak to our teams in the crowds.”

Race For Life is the UK’s largest women only fund-raising event series and thousands of women from across the region are expected to walk jog or run five or 10K, to help raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life saving research.

If you would like to volunteer to help spread the Be Clear on Cancer message, contact Jo Preston, at the North of England Cancer Network, on (0191) 2106415 or email necn@sotw.nhs.uk