Race organisers ‘bowled over’ by response to event

Photo: David Hurst'Race For Life,  Moor Park, Preston
Photo: David Hurst'Race For Life, Moor Park, Preston
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Hundreds of people have signed up to this year’s Race for Life event in Preston.

The charity 5k event will take place in Moor Park on Sunday June 15 and organisers say they have been ‘bowled over’ by the support from local women with 1,700 already signed up.

And there’s still time to put your name down for the special fund-raising day, with registration open until Friday June 13.

Last year, 1,907 women took part in Race for Life in Moor Park, Preston and raised a fantastic £94,616.

This year, organisers need 1,900 women and girls to stride out to help raise £90,000.

Race for Life Preston event manager Maria Montgomery said: “We have been bowled over by the support of the women of Preston this year for Race for Life.

“But there’s still time to sign-up ladies, so please support Cancer Research UK.

“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.

“Our aim is that one day everyone will beat cancer.

“The more research we can fund, the sooner that day will come.”

In recent weeks the Evening Post has been telling the stories of people taking part in the Cancer Research UK event.

Participants include friends and family of terminal cancer fighter Emma Grandison from Longton, near Preston.

Emma’s sister-in-law Ruth Robinson has rallied together a gang of friends and family members to take part in tribute to Emma’s courage and ongoing fight.

Emma, was just 16 weeks pregnant with her first child when she found out the devastated news that she had bowel cancer and secondary cancer on her liver.

Meanwhile a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 28 will be special guest at the event.

Toni Harrison, now 33, will join in the countdown on stage before joining the participants and taking part herself.

To volunteer on the day visit: www.raceforlige.org/volunteering