Businesses urged to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life

Businesses in the North East are being encouraged to get the year off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Businesses are being encouraged to enter teams, or to encourage individual employees to take part in this year’s Race for Life.

There are events for people of all ages and abilities taking place over June and July at Darlington, Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle.

Vikki Lambert, Cancer Research UK’s Event Manager, said: “Our Race for Life events are fun, colourful, emotional and uplifting. They help people with cancer by raising money for research, including clinical trials which give patients in the North East access to the latest treatments.

“Our Race for Life events have been women-only since they started, over 25 years ago. But we now feel the time is right to open them up so that everyone – women, men and children – has the chance to participate together.

Thanks to everyone who raises money, Cancer Research UK is able to fund research to fight 200 types of cancer. The good news is more people are surviving the disease than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.