Ladies praised by charity as 1,950 take part in event

CHARITY: Participants in this year's Race for Life in Moor Park, Preston
CHARITY: Participants in this year's Race for Life in Moor Park, Preston
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Organisers of this year’s Race for Life in Preston have hailed the charity event a huge success after more than 1,900 people took part.

The popular fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK was held in Moor Park last week and saw 1,950 women turn out - smashing the target for entries.

Race for Life’s Preston event manager Maria Montgomery said: “The event was a great success, we had a great turn out and smashed our target with just over 1,950 participants, there was quite a large turnout of men this year which was nice to see them supporting their ladies and enjoying their Father’s day out.

“The weather held off allowing the ladies to enjoy themselves even more and there were hundreds of smiling faces coming across the line and it was lovely to see everyone united together again.

“Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate life but also remember those who have been lost to the disease.

“Participants may be decked out in pink or wearing gorilla suits and fancy dress but what’s inescapable is the power and strength that comes from thousands of women joining together to confront cancer.”

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking work but, with help from the people of the North West, the charity intends to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Maria added: “More people in the North West are surviving cancer than ever before. But while we’re heading in the right direction, too many lives are still being lost to the disease. Sadly, most of us know someone whose life has been touched by cancer and this really brings home how much more work there is to do.”

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