Make Mother’s Day special by signing up the family for an inspirational charity run

Families across Hartlepoool are being urged to make Mother’s Day special - with the present of signing up for a Race for Life run.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 1:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 1:04 pm
The 'Race for Life' event underway at Seaton Carew. Pics by Tom Collins.

Mums are being urged to join the fight against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life on Hartlepool Promenade on Sunday June 30.

For the first time, grown-up sons can take part alongside their mothers as Cancer Research UK has opened up the Race for Life events to everyone.

Race for Life raises millions of pounds each year in the battle against cancer.

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Taking part in the Race for Life is a hugely moving experience as people come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer, celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived or support those going through treatment.

Many people will be taking part in their local event alongside their mums, while others will be participating to honour their memory.

Fiona Murray, Cancer Research UK’s Hartlepool event manager, said: “We’re urging families in Hartlepool to make this Mother’s Day extra special by joining the Race for Life.

“Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. You don’t need to be sporty to take part. You don’t have to train, and you certainly don’t need to compete against anyone else.

“It’s a perfect example of everyday people doing an extraordinary thing – uniting in a common cause to beat cancer.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.

Fiona added: “We encourage our participants to help raise money in whatever way they like – there are lots of ideas on the Race for Life website.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives.

But the good news is that more people are surviving the disease now than ever before.

Cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Anyone wanting to join Race for Life should visit raceforelife.org or call 0300 123 0770.