This Mother's Day (March 22), Oldham’s mums and grandmas are invited to join the fight against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
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 daughters and sons will be taking part in their local event alongside their mums, while others will be participating to honour their memory.
The Race for Life is open to all and this year a family discount is available with one child going free when a family of four enter.*
Stephen Owen, Cancer Research UK’s Oldham Event Manager, said: “We’re urging families in Oldham 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. Participants get together and remember loved ones lost or celebrate the lives of those who have survived. At the same time, they are helping to make a difference to people with the disease, right now.”
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. Stephen continued: “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 more people are surviving the disease now 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 visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.