Race on Weston beach to beat cancer

PUBLISHED: 09:47 10 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:47 10 April 2015

Ruth Chamings and Maxine Bateman.

Ruth Chamings and Maxine Bateman.

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WOMEN are being encouraged to 'put on their war paint' and battle back against cancer.

Weston’s beach will host the Cancer Research UK Race For Life on July 8 and mums, daughters and grandmothers are being encouraged to don pink outfits and raise some cash.

The race is 5km and competitors can walk, run, skip or hop if they so wish.

Last year, 1,433 women in Weston pulled on their trainers and put their heart and soul into raising £79,189 for life-saving research.

Cancer Research UK will have a team of volunteers at the Sovereign Shopping Centre today (Friday).

Event manager Maxine Bateman, said: “We’re bringing our Battle HQ to the shopping centre so we can give women of all ages a chance to experience the power and passion of Race For Life and to find out what 
is in store at our Weston event in July.

“We hope it will motivate women of all shapes and sizes to sign up as soon as possible.

“Every hour, about 85 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West. That’s why we are calling on the brave ladies of Weston to help make this year’s Race For Life our best ever. It doesn’t matter how fit or fast you are because Race for Life is not competitive.

“It’s about an army of women standing shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on cancer. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Weston’s ladies are up for the challenge.”

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