IT’S now less than a month before this year’s Race for Life in Hartlepool and women in the town are being urged to show their support and sign up.
Last year the kind-hearted ladies in the town raised a staggering £78,028 with around 1,500 taking part and turning Seaton Carew seafront into a sea of pink.
Organisers are hoping for much of the same this time out when the event takes place on Sunday, July 6.
Almost 1,000 women have already signed up for the event but with race bosses hoping to once again break the 1,500 barrier, they are urging women of all ages and running abilities to sign up and help to raise vital cash in the fight against cancer.
Every day around 40 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North East.
Organisers have set a fundraising target of £65,000 this year and are reminding women they don’t have to be a keen runner to take part.
Race for Life is non-competitive and women can run, jog or walk around the course.
Holly Howey, Cancer Research UK’s Hartlepool events manager, said: “We know how committed Hartlepool women can be when they really make up their minds to do something. We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.”
Race bosses are also on the lookout for volunteers to help make this year’s event a success.
To enter or for more information visit www.raceforlife.org.
Alternatively call 0845 600 6050.